Tag Archives: Iranian Armed Forces

The Humbleness Of Iran’s Defenders: Major General Sayyari Kisses The Hands Of Ahvaz Hero Moujtaba Muhammadi

by Jonathan Azaziah

This is why Iran is victorious; why we call the Islamic Republic our Magnetic North; and why Imam Khamenei is who we’d follow into the hell-flames if it meant justice for the Moustazafeen would be secured. Pictured here is Major General Habibollah Sayyari, the Coordinating Deputy of the Artesh (Iranian Armed Forces) who also holds the rank of Rear Admiral and formerly commanded both the Iranian Navy and the Iranian Marine Corps, going on live TV to kiss the hands of Moujtaba Muhammadi, the Artesh soldier who saved numerous lives during the US-‘Israeli’-Saudi-Emirati terrorist attack in Ahvaz that murdered and wounded dozens of innocents.

Muhammadi rushed many children and women to safety while also stopping the bleeding of several IRGC commandos who were shot by the ASMLA and ADPF mercenaries. A hero in every sense. That one of the highest ranking military men in the whole of the Iranian security establishment, not to mention a moujahid of the highest order who was instrumental in preventing the fall of the Islamic Revolution during the Imposed War, bows his head and engages in such a gesture towards a soldier of regular rank that diffidently viewed his dauntless actions as merely doing his job in a crisis, is a display of the synergy between the brass and the rank-and-file; the brotherhood that bonds them; and the commitment to Islam that all of Iran’s guardians have, regardless of titles or medals. Continue reading The Humbleness Of Iran’s Defenders: Major General Sayyari Kisses The Hands Of Ahvaz Hero Moujtaba Muhammadi

DM Hossein Dehqan: Iran, Russia Finalizing Date of S-300 Delivery

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced on Thursday that Tehran and Moscow have worked out an agreement on the delivery of the Russian-made S-300 air defense systems to Iran and are now having final discussions over the date of the delivery.

“The agreement on the delivery of S-300 missile system has been finalized and the only remaining issue is the date of delivery now,” Brigadier General Dehqan told reporters in Moscow today.

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday removed the ban on the delivery of the missile shield to Iran.

Dehqan said a public announcement will be made as soon as final talks over the exact delivery date end.

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36 years after the revolution, Iran here is to stay

by Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Al-Monitor

The Iranian nation toppled the US-backed Pahlavi regime in 1979, ending virtually 2,500 years of monarchical rule, and will see nationwide rallies on Feb. 11, the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. In the 36 years since mass protests deposed the monarchy in Iran, the country has struggled with immense challenges. After the Islamic Republic’sestablishment by way of a popular referendum, Iran endured a period of chaotic instability, with various armed factions seeking to undermine the nascent government.

Amid this volatility, Iran was invaded by Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, whose army was supported by most global powers and against whose aggression Iranians of all walks of life defended their country. After the devastatingly costly war — during which hundreds of thousands of Iranians and Iraqis died, many under the barrage of Saddam’s chemical weapons — the country started the arduous process of attempting to rebuild. Continue reading 36 years after the revolution, Iran here is to stay

Iran to Produce Modern Combat Aircraft to Trace US, Israeli Stealth Planes

TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian Air Force commander announced on Sunday that the country is planning to build a new high-tech combat aircraft capable of tracing US and Israeli modern and stealth planes.

“… we will manufacture an aircraft on Saeqeh platform which will be equipped with Fourth generation (and even higher) avionics …,” Commander of Air Force’s Owj Complex Colonel Houshang Monfaredzadeh said in an exclusive interview with FNA on Sunday.

He reiterated that Iran is reaching a level of expertise that it will soon be able to manufacture a totally different aircraft in terms of electronic, radar and avionic systems as well as weaponry equipment.

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Iran deploys ‘real Iron Dome’ missile defense system

Iran says it has activated its own “real Iron Dome” missile defense system, which makes the airspace above the Islamic Republic the safest in the Middle East.

“Today Iran’s Air Defense System has provided our country with an Iron Dome in its real sense and Iran’s airspace is the safest in the region,” said Mohammad Hassan Aboutorabifard, vice speaker of Iran’s parliament, as quoted by local Fars news agency. Continue reading Iran deploys ‘real Iron Dome’ missile defense system

Iran Starts Mass Production of Homemade Fighter Jet

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Air Force Spokesman General Hossein Chitforoush announced on Wednesday that the country has started production of its home-made Saeqeh fighter jets in large numbers.

“The fighter jet is now on the way of mass-production,” Chitforoush said in an interview with the state-run news agency.

He reminded the double-cockpit model of Saeqeh that was unveiled last year, and said Iran now has several squadrons of Saeqeh, while the future generations of the fighter jet will even be more advanced.

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Iranian Armed Forces introduce suicide drones

The Iranian Army Ground Force has for the first time utilized a type of suicide drone in the military exercise underway in the country’s south and southeast, a senior army commander announced.

“The (suicide) drone can be used for hitting the aerial and ground targets and can carry out an attack when it identifies a suspicious target,” Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan told reporters on Friday. Continue reading Iranian Armed Forces introduce suicide drones

Iran Unveils RPG-7 Laser Simulator

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran on Wednesday unveiled a laser simulator for RPG-7 rocket-propelled grenade launchers and hand grenades in a ceremony in the Southern province of Kerman.

“With the aim of decreasing the training costs and higher safety for forces who are being trained, a laser simulator for launching RPG7 rocket-propelled and hand grenades was unveiled in the provincial Abouzar base in Jiroft city,” Mehdi Soleimani, the training officer at Abouzar base, told FNA today. Continue reading Iran Unveils RPG-7 Laser Simulator

Iranian Researchers Unveil New UAV

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers unveiled the world’s smallest drone, ‘Soleiman (Solomon)’ which can be used for both civilian and military missions, including wiretapping.

“The drone can be used for a wide variety of missions, including magnifying and reinvigorating communication signals, tracking enemy signals and wiretapping, electronic warfare, marine patrol and surveillance, jamming radars, aerial mapping and cartography, forest preservation, etc.,” Director of Soleiman Project Marziyeh Ehterami said in the Western province of Lorestan on Sunday.

She added that the drone can also carry loads lighter than 33kg.

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IRGC denies negotiations are source of Iran’s security

by Arash Karami, Al-Monitor

The head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jaffari, has rejected claims by Iran’s top nuclear negotiator that the nuclear negotiations between Iran and the UN Security Council have made Iran more secure. Rather, Jaffari praised Iran’s defensive and military capabilities, which he said have allowed the nuclear negotiators to operate from a position of strength.

After a meeting of the top officials of the armed forces, Jaffari told reporters, “The strength of our diplomacy in the nuclear negotiations is indebted to the inspiration of the Islamic Revolution and the defensive and security powers of our system.” Continue reading IRGC denies negotiations are source of Iran’s security