Archive "Defense"

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...

Iran, Italy to Stage Joint Naval Drills in Open Seas

Iran, Italy to Stage Joint Naval Drills in Open Seas

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian and Italian naval forces plan to hold military drills in the international waters near the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, Commander of Iran's First Naval Zone Admiral Amir Hossein Azad announced. Speaking to reporters in Bandar Abbas on Monday night, Admiral Azad said the anti-submarine frigate of the Italian Navy named “Euro” docked...

Commander Vows Crushing Response to Any Threat against Iran

Commander Vows Crushing Response to Any Threat against Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of Iran’s Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan warned the enemies of a very harsh response in case of any threat made against the country. If any threat is posed against Iran via a proxy war, both the assailants and the countries supporting them will receive a crushing response, the top commander said in a military ceremony in...

IRGC Fully Prepared to Respond to Any Threat: Commander

IRGC Fully Prepared to Respond to Any Threat: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh highlighted the military power of the IRGC, saying that the forces are “one hundred percent” ready to respond to any foreign threat. “We are working round-the-clock in all spheres, including (manufacturing of) ground-to-ground missiles, pilotless...

New Iranian Military Gear Brought in Operation

New Iranian Military Gear Brought in Operation

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Iran's Army Ground Force brought 3 new homegrown products into use on Monday, including an armed remote-controlled robot designed for reconnaissance and combat operations. The new products officially became available for use in a military ceremony in Tehran on Monday morning, attended by Commander of Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan. The...

Iran Releases Video of Launch of New Ballistic Missile

Iran Releases Video of Launch of New Ballistic Missile

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Defense Ministry on Sunday released video of the latest homegrown ballistic missile, Zolfaqar, being launched and hitting a target. The video shows Zolfaqar moving upward with a thick vapor trail and then detonating a target in the middle of a desert area.     Earlier in the day, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan inaugurated the...

Iran to Develop Long-Range Ballistic Missiles to Hit Maritime Targets: DM

Iran to Develop Long-Range Ballistic Missiles to Hit Maritime Targets: DM

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan highlighted the technological advances made in the country’s missile industry, pledging that Iran will develop long-range ballistic missiles capable of hitting maritime targets. “Today, our long-range missiles can target enemy targets with an accuracy of less than 10 meters,” the defense...

Russia Seeking Iran’s Help in Making Long-Range Drones: Top Officer

Russia Seeking Iran’s Help in Making Long-Range Drones: Top Officer

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri said Russia is seeking Iran’s assistance to acquire the technology to manufacture long-range pilotless aircraft. Speaking in an academic meeting in Tehran on Sunday, the senior commander highlighted Iran’s progress in developing long-range Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) that...

Iran Embarks on Mass Production of New Ballistic Missile

Iran Embarks on Mass Production of New Ballistic Missile

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s defense minister on Sunday inaugurated the mass production line of a newly-unveiled tactical ballistic missile, dubbed 'Zolfaqar'. Manufacturing of the homegrown ballistic missile coincides with the Sacred Defense Week, which marks the onset of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran 36 years ago. Zolfaqar runs on solid fuel and can hit the targets with pin-point...

Italian Warship Docks at Iranian Port

Italian Warship Docks at Iranian Port

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An Italian Navy warship berthed at Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Saturday as part of political and naval cooperation between Tehran and Rome. During their stay in Iran, Italian servicemen on board the warship, named Euro, will hold meetings with Iranian Navy officials, visit a number of Iranian islands, and learn about the Iranian Navy’s military...