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Iranian Flotilla Returns Home after Overseas Mission

Iranian Flotilla Returns Home after Overseas Mission

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian Navy’s 47th flotilla came back to the country on Saturday after a mission that took more than two months. The naval flotilla, comprising Alborz destroyer and Bushehr warship, berthed at the southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Saturday morning.The flotilla had started its voyage on June 11. It went to Oman before sailing into the international waters...

Iran Eyes Exporting Military Equipment to Prevent Conflicts: Minister

Iran Eyes Exporting Military Equipment to Prevent Conflicts: Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Defense Minister said many regional conflicts take place in countries that have weaknesses and, therefore, Iran’s Defense Ministry plans to export military equipment to prevent conflicts in the region. Today, the Defense Ministry supplies the needs of the country’s armed forces in all areas, Brigadier General Amir Hatami told the IRIB.“As we...

Iranian Submarine Being Tested: Minister

Iranian Submarine Being Tested: Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s homegrown military submarine Fateh (Conquerer) has been put through tests for final results, Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said. Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, the defense minister said the Iranian submarine is undergoing tests, whose results will determine when the vessel would enter service.The 527-ton Fateh submarine is considered a...

Iran Needs Stronger Air Defense: Defense Minister

Iran Needs Stronger Air Defense: Defense Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami stressed the need for a qualitative and quantitative boost to the country’s air defense capabilities. Iran needs to strengthen its air defense power in terms of quality and quantity at the low, medium and high altitudes, General Hatami told reporters on Tuesday.The Air Defense will focus more seriously on...

Iran Enjoying Most Secure Airspace in Middle East: Commander

Iran Enjoying Most Secure Airspace in Middle East: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili highlighted the effectiveness of the country’s integrated air defense network and said the Islamic Republic’s airspace is the most secure in the region. In a statement issued on Tuesday ahead of the upcoming anniversary of the establishment of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base,...

Iran Self-Sufficient in Repairing Naval Vessels: Official

Iran Self-Sufficient in Repairing Naval Vessels: Official

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran has acquired the expertise to carry out all maintenance and repair work on its naval watercraft, a deputy defense minister said. Speaking at an open session of the parliament on Tuesday, Deputy Defense Minister General Reza Talaee Nik said none of the country’s naval vessels are sent abroad for repair due to security concerns.Iranian technicians have the...

DM: Iran Working on Heavy Fighter Jets

DM: Iran Working on Heavy Fighter Jets

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami unveiled plans for manufacturing heavy fighter jets inside the country. Production of heavy warplanes is on the agenda of the Defense Ministry, General Hatami said in a TV talk show on Monday night, saying preparations for the production of such a homegrown airplane have been made and the initial studies...

Iran Unveils New Air Defense Gear

Iran Unveils New Air Defense Gear

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Air Defense on Monday unveiled four homegrown systems for civil and military applications. In a ceremony in Tehran, Air Defense Commander Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili unveiled the four systems, dubbed Sama, Samee’, Baseer, and Samet-1.Sama, used for detecting aerial targets and controlling air traffic, is the first of its kind made in a West...

Tehran-Moscow Military Cooperation No Breach of UN Resolutions: Russian Official

Tehran-Moscow Military Cooperation No Breach of UN Resolutions: Russian Official

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Dmitry Shugaev, head of Russia's Federal Service for Military-Technical Cooperation, said Moscow’s military cooperation with Tehran is not in violation of UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. "We are strictly adhering to all international commitments we have undertaken. We have documents adopted by the United Nations and all subsequent decrees of the country...

S-300 in Service in Iran: Commander

S-300 in Service in Iran: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Russian-made S-300 air defense missile system has been fully integrated into Iran’s air defense network, a commander said. In an interview with Press Shia Agency, Lieutenant Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base General Abolfazl Sepehri Rad said the S-300 system is currently in service in Iran.The air defense missile system has been stationed in...