Archive "Defense"

Iranian Tank Crewmen Advance to Semi-Final Round at Army Games

Iranian Tank Crewmen Advance to Semi-Final Round at Army Games

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An Iranian Army team attending the tank biathlon contest in the International Army Games 2018 advanced to the semi-final round of the games in Russia. After competing in a tight race for nine days, the Iranian servicemen could secure a place in the semi-final round of the individual tank biathlon contest by finishing second in their group. Russia came first in the...

Kazakh Defense Minister Greets Iranian Military Team

Kazakh Defense Minister Greets Iranian Military Team

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Kazakhstan’s Defense Minister Saken Zhasuzakov visited a team from the Iranian Air Force’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Unit which is in the Central Asian country to attend the International Army Games 2018. General Zhasuzakov met with the Iranian airmen in Kazakhstan on Friday.During his visit to the site of the military drone competitions, the Kazakh defense minister...

Army Chief: Iran Standing Firm against Threats

Army Chief: Iran Standing Firm against Threats

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Having gained considerable experience in withstanding an imposed war in the 1980s and fighting proxy wars, the Iranian Armed Forces are prepared to counter any sort of threat, Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said. Addressing a military academic event in Tehran on Tuesday, the Army chief highlighted the Iranian Armed Forces’ preparedness to...

Iran Air Force’s Drone Unit Attends Army Games

Iran Air Force’s Drone Unit Attends Army Games

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A team from the Iranian Air Force’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Unit has gone to Kazakhstan to take part in the International Army Games 2018. The Iranian airmen have travelled to Kazakhstan to take part in the International Army Games 2018, hosted jointly by seven countries.The team will compete with servicemen from five other countries, namely Russia, Belarus,...

IRGC Chief Brushes Off Military Threats against Iran

IRGC Chief Brushes Off Military Threats against Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari scorned the enemies’ rhetoric of harsh military action on Iran, saying the foes have found it impossible to carry out their threats against the Islamic Republic. In comments in a gathering of university students on Friday morning, the IRGC commander derided the threat of military...

IRGC to Equip Fighter Jets with Long-Range Cruise Missiles: Commander

IRGC to Equip Fighter Jets with Long-Range Cruise Missiles: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced that the IRGC’s fighter jets will be equipped with cruise missiles with a range of 1500 kilometers. Brigadier General Hajizadeh made the announcement on the sidelines of a ceremony attended by IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari,...

Commander Highlights IRGC Intelligence Role in Fight against Corruption

Commander Highlights IRGC Intelligence Role in Fight against Corruption

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Deputy chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) intelligence department said the department is involved in the fight against economic corruption in Iran in coordination with the Intelligence Ministry. In an interview with Press Shia, Brigadier General Hossein Nejat said the IRGC intelligence department has been actively engaged in tackling corruption and has...

Indian Frigate Docks at Iranian Port for 3-Day Visit

Indian Frigate Docks at Iranian Port for 3-Day Visit

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An Indian Navy frigate docked at Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Tuesday for a 3-day visit. Iran’s Navy said the Indian military vessel, INS Tarkash, received a welcome from the local Navy commanders as it arrived in Bandar Abbas on Tuesday morning.An Iranian commander said the visiting Indian warship will stay in the port for three...

Russian Naval Team in Iran for Int’l Army Games

Russian Naval Team in Iran for Int’l Army Games

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian Navy announced that a team from the Russian Navy has arrived in Iran’s northern city of Nowshahr to participate in the Depth 2018, an international competition among naval divers slated for early August. The Russian Navy’s combined diving team arrived in Iran as the first team and will begin its trainings on Sunday, according to the Iranian...

Official Denies Rumor of IRGC Chief Replacement

Official Denies Rumor of IRGC Chief Replacement

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Head of military office of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei denied rumors that Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari is going to be replaced. In an interview with Press Shia Agency on Saturday, Brigadier General Mohammad Shirazi quashed rumors about a plan to replace IRGC Chief Major...