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Iranian Naval Flotilla Enters Atlantic Ocean

Iranian Naval Flotilla Enters Atlantic Ocean

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Iranian Navy’s 44th flotilla of warships has sailed around the African continent and entered the Atlantic Ocean, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced. “For the first time, the Navy’s 44th flotilla, comprised of Bushehr logistic warship and Alvand destroyer, has sailed around the African continent and arrived in the Atlantic...

Iran’s Army Ground Force Fit for Countering Modern Threats: Commander

Iran’s Army Ground Force Fit for Countering Modern Threats: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The outgoing commander of Iran’s Army Ground Force highlighted the capabilities that the servicemen have developed in recent years to deal with the new shape of threats. Speaking at his farewell ceremony in Tehran on Monday, Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said the Army Ground Force has gained appropriate defense capabilities in recent years, proportional to...

Iranian Navy Building 2 Large Naval Zones, 3 Bases on Makran Coasts: Commander

Iranian Navy Building 2 Large Naval Zones, 3 Bases on Makran Coasts: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced that the Navy has started the construction of two large naval zones and three bases on the coasts of Makran, located in southeast of the country. Speaking at a press conference on Monday, Rear Admiral Sayyari highlighted the Navy’s development projects, saying that the Islamic Republic is...

New Iranian Army Generals Appointed by Leader

New Iranian Army Generals Appointed by Leader

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei promoted Commander of Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan to lieutenant commander of the Iranian Army, and appointed a new commander to the vacant position. In a decree on Saturday, Imam Khamenei gave Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan the job of Army second-in-command...

Russian Navy’s Research Vessel Berths at Iranian Port

Russian Navy’s Research Vessel Berths at Iranian Port

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A Russian Navy’s vessel, dubbed Yantar, utilized for oceanography and research projects, docked at Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas, by the Persian Gulf, on Friday. According to Iran’s Navy, the move is part of joint efforts by Iran and Russia to boost naval cooperation and enhance maritime security across the region. Seamen on board the Russian...

Iran Boosts Air Defense Coverage during Arbaeen Procession

Iran Boosts Air Defense Coverage during Arbaeen Procession

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A lieutenant commander of Iran’s Air Defense unveiled special plans to ensure the security of pilgrims performing religious rituals in Iraq on Arbaeen, including enhancement of radar coverage along Iran’s western borders. As millions of pilgrims flock to Iraq for Arbaeen mourning ceremony, Iran’s Air Defense will strengthen radar coverage in the border areas...

Iran to Unveil Homegrown Copter, Tank

Iran to Unveil Homegrown Copter, Tank

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Defense Ministry is going to unveil a homegrown helicopter and an advanced tank in the near future, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said Wednesday. The Defense Ministry has plans to unveil ‘Saba-248’ helicopter and ‘Karrar’ advanced homegrown tank, General Dehqan told reporters on Wednesday, during a visit to the 8th...

‘Russian Knights’ to Attend Iran Air Show 2016

‘Russian Knights’ to Attend Iran Air Show 2016

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Russia’s famous aerobatic demonstration team, the “Russian Knights”, will take part in the Iran Air Show 2016 scheduled to kick off tomorrow on the southern island of Kish, a report said. "The flight personnel have currently started their flight to the Island of Kish where the air show will be held. During the re-deployment, two intermediate landings...

Iran, China to Form Joint Commission for Military Cooperation

Iran, China to Form Joint Commission for Military Cooperation

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – High-ranking military officials from Iran and China agreed on Monday to set up a joint commission between general staffs of the two countries as part of efforts to coordinate and boost interaction. Speaking to reporters in Tehran after a meeting with China’s Defense Minister General Chang Wanquan, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General...

Iran Ready for Joint Military Drills with China: Top General

Iran Ready for Joint Military Drills with China: Top General

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri voiced the country’s willingness to hold joint military exercises with China, highlighting the resolve to develop “strategic relations” between Tehran and Beijing. “The People's Republic of China and its armed forces are among our very good friends, and the Islamic...