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Iran Producing Better Ballistic Missiles at Lower Costs: IRGC Commander

Iran Producing Better Ballistic Missiles at Lower Costs: IRGC Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force highlighted Iran’s capability to produce ballistic missiles with more accuracy and use innovative homegrown methods to reduce manufacturing costs. In the missile sphere, Iran has been able to maximize the accuracy of projectiles, as emphasized by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali...

IRGC’s Light Aircraft Crashes in Saravan, Pilot Martyred

IRGC’s Light Aircraft Crashes in Saravan, Pilot Martyred

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A gyroplane flown by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for reconnaissance operations crashed in Iran’s southeastern border town of Saravan on Thursday, killing the pilot. According to a statement released by the IRGC Ground Force, the ultralight aircraft was beginning a reconnaissance mission on Thursday morning when it crashed in the airport of Saravan, in...

US Claims of Chopper Harassment in Hormuz Strait ‘Propaganda Campaign’: IRGC

US Claims of Chopper Harassment in Hormuz Strait ‘Propaganda Campaign’: IRGC

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy on Tuesday dismissed as fictitious and “propaganda campaign” US claims that an IRGC vessel has pointed its weapon at an American helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz. Reports by US officials that a patrol vessel of the IRGC naval forces recently pointed its weapon at a US Navy helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz is...

Commander Highlights Iran’s Self- Sufficiency in Military Sphere

Commander Highlights Iran’s Self- Sufficiency in Military Sphere

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Army's Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Abdolrahim Mousavi underlined that the country’s military dependence on foreigners has reduced to zero. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday to unveil the Iranian Navy’s new achievements in defense sector, Brigadier General Mousavi said, “In the past, we used to...

Iran’s Navy Geared to Cross Atlantic Ocean: Commander

Iran’s Navy Geared to Cross Atlantic Ocean: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari unveiled plans for the country’s naval forces to sail across the Atlantic Ocean. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Tuesday, the commander said crossing the Atlantic Ocean is on the agenda of the Navy. His comments came a week after an Iranian naval flotilla sailed for the first time into the Atlantic waters...

US Claims Iranian Boat Pointed Weapon at Its Navy Chopper in Hormuz Strait

US Claims Iranian Boat Pointed Weapon at Its Navy Chopper in Hormuz Strait

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The US military has claimed that an IRGC patrol vessel on Saturday pointed its weapon at its helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz in an “unsafe and unprofessional” encounter. Two US defense officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, claimed the incident took place when a US Navy MH-60 helicopter flew within half a mile (0.8 km) of two Iranian vessels in...

Iran’s Navy Unveils New Achievements

Iran’s Navy Unveils New Achievements

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian Navy on Tuesday unveiled a number of new systems and projects for manufacturing military equipment including naval radars, simulators, and torpedoes. The new achievements went on display at a ceremony in the Navy’s headquarters in Tehran, attended by Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces...

President Lauds Iranian Navy for Mighty Presence in Int’l Waters

President Lauds Iranian Navy for Mighty Presence in Int’l Waters

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani heaped praise on the Navy for its outstanding role in protecting the country and contributing to its might in international waters. Addressing a cabinet session on Sunday evening, President Rouhani highlighted the Navy’s great role in defending the country in the early days of an Iraqi imposed war in the 1980s and throughout eight...

Doomed Chopper Belonged to IRGC, Spokesman Says

Doomed Chopper Belonged to IRGC, Spokesman Says

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A helicopter that crashed in the Caspian Sea early Sunday was a Mil Mi-17 chopper in possession of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, and four of the five victims were servicemen, IRGC spokesman announced. According to Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department General Ramezan Sharif, the IRGC helicopter was at disposal of Khazar Exploration...

IRGC Commander Warns of Soft Threats

IRGC Commander Warns of Soft Threats

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari referred to soft threats as the most dangerous type of perils Iran is facing, saying that military threats have turned into opportunities for the country. The soft cultural, political, economic and social threats are the most dangerous threats to the Islamic Revolution, the IRGC...