Archive "Defense"

US Trying to Catch Up with Iran in Stealth, Bomber Drone Technology: Commander

US Trying to Catch Up with Iran in Stealth, Bomber Drone Technology: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran is ranked among the world’s top four countries in drone technology, a senior IRGC commander said, adding that Americans are attempting to catch up with Iran in gaining the technology to develop stealth and bomber Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Iran has devised unique methods by combining its expertise in the drone industry with asymmetrical war tactics, IRGC...

IRGC Develops New Long-Range Bomber Drone

IRGC Develops New Long-Range Bomber Drone

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has manufactured a new combat drone capable of bombing targets with pin-point accuracy at long distances, the IRGC Aerospace Force commander announced. Dubbed Saeqeh (Lightning), the new aircraft is a Simorgh-class drone capable of carrying out combat missions with a long operational range, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh...

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...