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Iran Air Force Tests Smart Bombs in Drills

Iran Air Force Tests Smart Bombs in Drills

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Fighter jets of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) fired smart bombs in the main stage of a war game that kicked off in the central province of Isfahan on Tuesday. F-7 warplanes fired smart bombs, long-range bombs with pinpoint accuracy, and homegrown rockets during the aerial exercises on Tuesday, General Massoud Roozkhosh, the spokesman for the war...

US Sanctions against IRGC Targeting Iran’s Economy: Commander

US Sanctions against IRGC Targeting Iran’s Economy: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said the US government is, in fact, seeking to undermine Iran’s economy through imposing sanctions against the IRGC. Addressing a conference entitled “A World Free of Terror” in Tehran on Tuesday, Major General Jafari pointed to the so-called Countering America's...

Iranian Air Force Kicks Off War Game in Central Province

Iranian Air Force Kicks Off War Game in Central Province

ISFAHAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) started the main and first stage of its air drills on Tuesday morning in the central province of Isfahan with the country’s fighter jets testing their newest weapons. The war game code-named Aerial Power of Fadaeeyan-e Harim-e Velayat 7 (Devotees of Velayat Airspace 7) started this morning in Isfahan with the participation...

Iran Unveils Advanced Homegrown Radar System (+Photos)

Iran Unveils Advanced Homegrown Radar System (+Photos)

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran unveiled a state-of-the-art radar system designed and manufactured by the country’s military experts. The advanced radar system named “Afaq” (horizons) was put on display during a ceremony on Monday with Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami in attendance.Speaking at the ceremony, Brigadier General Hatami hailed the production...

Iranian Army to Test Newest Gears in Drills

Iranian Army to Test Newest Gears in Drills

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) plans to launch air drills on Tuesday with fighter jets testing their newest weapons, the spokesman for the war game announced.    Speaking to reporters at a press conference in Tehran on Monday, General Massoud Roozkhosh, the spokesman for the Fadaeeyan-e Harim-e Velayat 7 (Devotees of Velayat Airspace 7) war game,...

Global Hegemonic System Dare Not Invade Iran: Navy Commander

Global Hegemonic System Dare Not Invade Iran: Navy Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari hailed the country’s growing defense power and said the global hegemonic system led by the US government dare not launch an attack against the Islamic Republic. Speaking to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) on Saturday, Admiral Sayyari reiterated Iran’s defense doctrine and said the...

IRGC Commander Lauds Army, Vows Unity

IRGC Commander Lauds Army, Vows Unity

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) hailed the Iranian Army for the recent brilliant performance in a graduation ceremony of cadets attended by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei, pledging support and unity with Army troops. In a Saturday message to his opposite number in the Army, IRGC Chief Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari...

Iran’s Missile Power Not Up for Negotiation: Army Commander

Iran’s Missile Power Not Up for Negotiation: Army Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan rejected the idea of negotiations on the country’s defense power, stressing Iran’s missile capabilities are not up for negotiation. “Our missile might is among the capabilities that are not negotiable at all,” General Pourdastan said on Saturday.Stressing that Iran’s...

Iran Prepared to Counter Any Threat: Civil Defense Chief

Iran Prepared to Counter Any Threat: Civil Defense Chief

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali praised the country’s growing military power and said the Islamic Republic is prepared “to nip any threat in the bud”. Addressing a large gathering of worshippers here in Tehran on Friday, Brigadier General Jalali pointed to the soft threats posed by the US against Iran and said since...

Iranian, Azeri Officials Discuss Closer Defense Ties

Iranian, Azeri Officials Discuss Closer Defense Ties

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – High-ranking military officials from Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan exchanged views about a range of issues, including ways to promote cooperation between the two neighbors in the defense sector. The first meeting of Iran-Azerbaijan Joint Commission on Defense Cooperation was held in the Azeri capital of Baku with a high-ranking delegation from Iran’s Ministry...