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
The commander of the Iranian Navy says a new domestically-manufactured submarine and a home-made destroyer will soon join the country’s naval fleet.
Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said at a press conference on Saturday that Iran will soon unveil Fateh (Conqueror) submarine and Damavand destroyer.
Sayyari added that two newly-overhauled SH combat helicopters and an anti-surface AB212 helicopter will also join the Iranian Navy, and also noted that Iran’s self sufficiency in the defense sector has made it capable of exporting its innovative military hardware. Continue reading Admiral Habibollah Sayyari: New submarine, destroyer to join Iran Navy soon
Iran has unveiled its latest domestically-manufactured state-of-the-art unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which can be used in reconnaissance operations.
The Ababil 3, which was put on display in the 7th International Aviation Industry Exhibition in the southern island of Kish on Tuesday, has a flight endurance of eight hours and effective operational radius of 250 kilometers.
The UAV can fly at an altitude of 15,000 feet and transmit images simultaneously to ground control stations or any other platforms.
In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems. Continue reading Iran unveils latest home-made drone, Ababil 3
by Arash Karami, Al-Monitor
At an Imam Ali University for Army Officers commencement ceremony, Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told young officers to prepare themselves to further the Iranian military’s scientific progress.
According to Khamenei.ir, discussing the “spiritual capabilities, the scientific abilities, power of ingenuity and resolution” of Iran’s armed forces during the Iran-Iraq war, Ayatollah Khamenei said, “The world counts on the Islamic Republic of Iran’s armed forces and takes it seriously because it knows that in any area of responsibility … the armed forces will do their best.”
He did not elaborate on any specifics, but encouraged the students to “elevate Iran’s military organization” by taking advantage of the country’s scientific abilities. Ayatollah Khamenei also tackled Islamophobia at the ceremony, noting that, “Global ill-wishers and bullying powers are trying to use art, politics, militarism and all [other] means to keep the voice of pure Islam from being heard, but the voice has been heard, and an indication of that is hegemonic powers’ growing fear. The enemies promote Islamophobia by creating armed groups that massacre civilians in the name of Islam.” Continue reading Khamenei says world relies on Iran’s armed forces
)- Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said Tehran has outpaced Washington in producing naval science.
Continue reading IRGC Commander: Iran Moving Ahead of US in Naval Science Production