Archive "Defense"

Iran’s Bavar-373 Missile System Has Vertical Launchers, Commander Confirms

Iran’s Bavar-373 Missile System Has Vertical Launchers, Commander Confirms

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An Iranian military official confirmed that Bavar-373, Iran’s homegrown long-range air defense missile system, is equipped with vertical launching systems (VLS). The sophisticated homegrown air defense system that includes various components is undergoing complicated tests, he said, adding that efforts are underway to bring it into service by the end of...

IRGC General: Iran Stronger than Ever

IRGC General: Iran Stronger than Ever

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The deputy chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) highlighted Iran’s might and said the country has defeated all hostile plots, including the economic pressures. In comments on Thursday, IRGC Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami said the enemies of Iran might look powerful, but they are rusty and worn inside and are at low ebb.“We are...

Top Commander Warns of Enemy’s Soft War on Iran

Top Commander Warns of Enemy’s Soft War on Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s highest ranking commander said that after realizing their plots to harm Iran militarily would get nowhere, the enemies have instead waged an extensive soft war against the country.  Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a Police exhibition in the western city of Kermanshah on Thursday, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General...

Iran Border Police Geared Up for Arbaeen Season

Iran Border Police Geared Up for Arbaeen Season

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Border Police commander said his forces are geared up to ensure the security of pilgrims planning to travel to Iraq for the Arbaeen mourning ceremony later this month. In comments on Wednesday, Brigadier General Qassem Rezaei said the Border Police troops are fully prepared to protect and ensure security of people at the common borders with Iraq at the annual...

Defense Minister: Iran Developing Homegrown Jet Trainer

Defense Minister: Iran Developing Homegrown Jet Trainer

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said the country is developing a new homegrown jet trainer, dubbed Kowsar-88. Addressing a conference on aerial power in Tehran on Tuesday, General Hatami said the new aircraft that will be used for training is being manufactured using local technologies and designs.Elsewhere, he highlighted the Defense...

Iran Not to Compromise on Security: Police Chief

Iran Not to Compromise on Security: Police Chief

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Police Commander Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari hailed the improved security situation in the country and said the Islamic Republic’s Armed Forces will not compromise on security. In a speech in Tehran Saturday morning on the occasion of the Police Week, Brigadier General Ashtari described the week as an opportunity to have more contacts with the people and...

Iran Unveils Water Bomber

Iran Unveils Water Bomber

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Defense Ministry unveiled a water-bomber aircraft equipped with a homegrown system used for aerial firefighting. In a ceremony on Saturday, a plane-manufacturing subsidiary of the Defense Ministry unveiled the jet airliner that has been adapted to carry out aerial firefighting.The homegrown water bomber is employed for extinguishing wildfires and large-scale...

IRGC Kills Terror Group’s Number Two in SE Iran, Commander Says

IRGC Kills Terror Group’s Number Two in SE Iran, Commander Says

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said his forces have killed the second-in-command of the so-called ‘Jaish-ul-Adl’ terrorist group in the country’s southeast. In an operation in Saravan in Sistan and Balouchestan Province on Friday, the IRGC Ground Force's Quds Base managed to kill...

4 Terrorists Killed in Clash with IRGC Forces Southeast of Iran

4 Terrorists Killed in Clash with IRGC Forces Southeast of Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force's Quds Base announced that its forces have smashed a foreign-backed terror cell, killing four terrorists in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan on Friday. Following an intelligence operation, the units of the IRGC Ground Force's Quds Base identified a terrorist cell “affiliated to the...

Iranian Army Unveils Advanced Homegrown Gears

Iranian Army Unveils Advanced Homegrown Gears

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian Army’s Ground Force on Wednesday unveiled a number of domestically made state-of-the-art military gears, including a jamming device that can be installed on drones. The latest military achievements were unveiled in a ceremony in Tehran on Wednesday attended by Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari.Among the...