Archive "Defense"

Iran’s New Destroyer to Begin Ocean Voyage after Launch

Iran’s New Destroyer to Begin Ocean Voyage after Launch

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s new destroyer ‘Sahand’ will be deployed on an ocean mission after coming into service within the next few days, the country’s Navy commander said Tuesday. - Politics news - Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said the homegrown Sahand destroyer will join the Navy’s fleet on December 1.After coming into service, Sahand will be prepared in a short time span...

Iran to Export Homegrown Aircraft in Near Future: Aviation Official

Iran to Export Homegrown Aircraft in Near Future: Aviation Official

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The managing director of the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (AIO) said the country will export planes fully designed and manufactured inside the country in the near future. - Society/Culture news - Brigadier General Abdolkarim Bnitarafi pointed to the 9th International Iran Air Show, which opened on Iran’s southern island of Kish on Monday, saying...

Video of Iran’s Newly-Unveiled Toofan Armored Vehicle

Video of Iran’s Newly-Unveiled Toofan Armored Vehicle

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A new home-made armored military vehicle, dubbed Toofan (hurricane) was unveiled today by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami. The armored, mine resistant and ambush protected vehicle has been developed by local experts at the Defense Ministry, designed to carry out logistical and combat missions in the theater.According to the minister, Toofan is a...

Iran Unveils New Military Vehicle

Iran Unveils New Military Vehicle

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Defense Ministry unveiled a homegrown armored military vehicle, dubbed Toofan (hurricane). In a ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday, Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami unveiled the military truck and inaugurated its assembly line.The armored, mine resistant and ambush protected vehicle has been developed by local experts at the Defense Ministry,...

New Destroyer, Submarine to Join Iran Navy Fleet: Official

New Destroyer, Submarine to Join Iran Navy Fleet: Official

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A top Iranian military official said the Navy will soon receive a new destroyer and a submarine. Deputy Chief of Iran's Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari on Saturday said Sahand destroyer and Fateh submarine will join the Navy’s fleet in the near future.Denouncing the foreign sanctions against Iran, the commander noted that Iran has turned...

Iranian Navy Fleet to Leave for Italy in Near Future

Iranian Navy Fleet to Leave for Italy in Near Future

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said on Wednesday that an Iranian navy fleet will set sail for Italy in the near future. In a meeting with the Deputy Commander of the Italian Navy on the sidelines of a special meeting of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) in India, Khanzadi discussed a visit by an Iranian naval fleet to Italy in order...

Iranian Commander: No Need for Foreigners to Ensure Region’s Naval Security

Iranian Commander: No Need for Foreigners to Ensure Region’s Naval Security

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The commander of the Iranian Navy underlined that the Indian Ocean’s security comes within the purview of the regional countries alone, saying presence of foreign forces would not contribute to naval security in the region. “We do not believe that the presence of elements from outside the region could ensure the appropriate collective maritime...

Iran’s Defense Might Serving Regional Peace: Official

Iran’s Defense Might Serving Regional Peace: Official

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister General Qassem Taqizadeh highlighted the country’s contributions to peace in the Middle East and said the Islamic Republic’s defense power has always served regional stability and peace. Speaking at a meeting with Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs H. Wiranto in Jakarta on Friday...

Video of Massive Air Defense Drills across Iran

Video of Massive Air Defense Drills across Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The Iranian military forces held a massive defense drills across the country, as shown in footage aired by state TV on Monday. The exercises are part of joint drills involving the Iranian army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).The drills, codenamed Velayat, are taking place in a 500,000 square kilometer area in western, central and northern Iran and will last...

Video Shows Iranian Toofan Anti-Armor Missile Production Line (+Video)

Video Shows Iranian Toofan Anti-Armor Missile Production Line (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Toofan anti-armor missile system is a laser-guided system with the ability to strike at low-flying aerial targets, which is manufactured by the Iranian Defense Ministry experts and is a copy of TOW missile system. The missile, which has a high accuracy in reaching its targets, has been designed and manufactured in various models for the destruction of all types of armored...