Archive "Defense"

General Highlights Iran’s Intelligence, Defense Capabilities

General Highlights Iran’s Intelligence, Defense Capabilities

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A senior Iranian military official gave an assurance that the country enjoys great intelligence power and defense capabilities in dealing with the hostile threats. Iran has gained more and more power by facing various hostile moves since the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, Major General Mostafa Izadi, a deputy to commander in chief of the Iranian Armed...

Commander: Iranian Version of S-300 Outdoes Russian Model in Range

Commander: Iranian Version of S-300 Outdoes Russian Model in Range

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Air Defense commander said the range of Bavar-373, known as Iran’s homegrown version of Russian-made S-300 missile system, has been extended compared to the Russian gear. According to Air Defense Commander Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, the range of Bavar-373 has increased 1.5-fold in comparison with S-300.The commander did not elaborate any further,...

Iran, Italy Hold Joint Naval Games in Persian Gulf

Iran, Italy Hold Joint Naval Games in Persian Gulf

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian and Italian naval fleet staged joint military drills in the international waters near the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormozgan Province, Commander of Iran’s First Naval Zone Admiral Amir Hossein Azad announced. He said on Thursday that joint naval maneuvers were held with the participation of two destroyers of Iran’s Army...

Iran’s Navy Keeping Watchful Eye on Foreigners’ Moves in Regional Waters: Commander

Iran’s Navy Keeping Watchful Eye on Foreigners’ Moves in Regional Waters: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the country’s naval forces are closely watching all moves by foreign military units anywhere in regional waters. “Foreigners’ moves are under close watch (by Iran’s Navy) and we know where each of their fleet is and what it is doing. We will not allow (them) to come near our borders...

Leader Underlines Need for Iran’s Constant Military Readiness

Leader Underlines Need for Iran’s Constant Military Readiness

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called on Iran’s Armed Forces to remain in a constant state of preparedness to counter threats. “The Iranian nation is today faced with a wide range of enemies because of its insistence on Islam, independence, sublime values… and the Armed Forces must be ready all the time to play their role if...

Iranian Commander Pledges IRGC’s War on Poverty

Iranian Commander Pledges IRGC’s War on Poverty

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said it is among the missions of the IRGC forces to tackle poverty and deprivation across the country. Speaking in a ceremony held on Wednesday to inaugurate 3,300 projects developed by the IRGC with the aim of alleviating deprivation, Brigadier General Salami underlined...

Boosting Defense Power, Iran’s Strategic Policy: IRGC Commander

Boosting Defense Power, Iran’s Strategic Policy: IRGC Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) described reinforcement of Iran’s defense and deterrent power as a must in the contemporary era. Iran needs to boost its defense and deterrent power more than ever, Brigadier General Hossein Salami told reporters on Wednesday, on the sidelines of a ceremony marking the inauguration of 3,300 development...

Iran Carrying Out Defense Missions within, beyond Borders

Iran Carrying Out Defense Missions within, beyond Borders

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri hailed the success of the Armed Forces in pursuing defense inside and outside country. The Armed Forces have “pursued defense and security missions for our Islamic country with full power within, along and beyond the borders,” the top commander said on Tuesday. He referred to the...

Iranian Naval Fleet Docks at Pakistan’s Karachi Port

Iranian Naval Fleet Docks at Pakistan’s Karachi Port

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An Iranian naval fleet docked at the Pakistani port of Karachi on Tuesday to convey the message of peace and friendship. The Iranian fleet is comprised of Lavan logistic warship, Falakhan and Khanjar warships and troop-carrier Konarak warship. Pakistan navy senior officer Commodore Mushtaq welcomed the four Iranian naval ships, according to Radio Pakistan website....

New Homegrown Missiles to Be Delivered to IRGC Aerospace Force Soon: Commander

New Homegrown Missiles to Be Delivered to IRGC Aerospace Force Soon: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said a huge number of a newly-unveiled tactical ballistic missile dubbed 'Zolfaqar' will be delivered to his forces in coming months. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Tuesday, Brigadier General Hajizadeh said the mass production of the Zolfaqar will begin by...