some pictures of wargames in south Iran
some pictures of wargames in south Iran
Iran successfully tests anti-drone radar systems
Aerial defense drill simulating enemy attack on Iran's nuclear facilities draws to an end
Bushehr N. Plant to Add 1,000MW of Electricity to National Grid Soon
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's first nuclear power plant in the Southern port city of Bushehr will add 1,000 megawatts of electricity to the national grid in the near future.
Iran declares strategic policy to strengthen Lebanese army
Earlier Sunday, Iran refused to give Greece a shipment of 500,000 barrels of crude oil in a retaliatory measure against European Union sanctions.
By The Associated Press and Reuter$
Iran's defense minister says it is Tehran's strategic policy to strengthen the Lebanese army. The comments by Gen. Ahmad Vahidi to his visiting Lebanese counterpart, Fayez Ghosn, were posted on the Iranian defense ministry's website Sunday.
Tehran may be trying to strengthen its independent ties in Lebanon if Assad falls.
First few moment of videos are those pickup trucks with troops riding in them?? a single A-10 on strafing run from first truck in line to last would leave that convoy smoking... haven't they heard of the Highway of death as Saddam's troops left Kuwait fleeing back to Iraq.
Managing Director for Iran's Ports and Maritime Organization (PMO) Abdolkarim Razzazan says the country plans to add 30 passenger ships to its maritime fleet.
An Iranian official has announced the country's plans to add at least 30 indigenous passenger ships to its maritime fleet in the current Iranian calendar year (started March 20, 2012).
Report: Iran unveils self-made satellite navigation system
Iranian news agency Mehr quotes county's space program chief as saying he hoped one day the Nasir 1 system would be fitted on Iran-made on spacecrafts.
By Haaretz | May.31, 2012 | 5:34 PM
Iranian-built satellites, Navid, left, Tolo, center, and Mesbah-2, are seen, in Tehran, Iran, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010.
Iran building new space center to launch satellites
Space program raises Western concerns because of possible military applications
June 2, 2012, 2:36 pm
The official IRNA news agency quoted Vahidi as saying the new center will be named after the Islamic Republic’s founder Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Vahidi didn’t say where the new facility is located.
Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the Iranian warships will soon expand their presence in international waters and patrol beyond the Mediterranean Sea to provide security for commercial and tanker vessels.
Speaking at a ceremony in Tehran on Sunday, Rear Admiral Sayyari stated that the Iranian Navy is currently operating in the Persian Gulf, the Red Sea and the Mediterranean Sea to maintain security.
He said Iranian maritime forces will go beyond the Mediterranean Sea in the near future.
Iran's Permanent Representative to the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Ali Akbar Marzban said on May 18 that Iran's Navy has conducted at least 85 anti-piracy missions in international waters over the past three years.
Iran tests new version of its Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missile which can destroy targets at sea
http://www.navyrecognition.com/index...sk=view&id=548The Iranian authorities announced they had successfully fired as part of a test, a modernized version of the locally made Fateh-110 short-range ballistic missile (SRBM). According to the Defence Minister, the missile is now capable to reach targets at sea thanks to a new upgrade.
The Defence Minister, General Ahmad Vahidi, said today on Iranian state television that the missile, Fateh-110, had a range of 300 km. He said he could locate targets at sea, making it the most accurate weapon of its kind in Iran's arsenal.
"By this new generation of the Fateh missile, the Iranian armed forces can destroy both sea and ground targets" he said, reiterating that the Defense Ministry plans to equip all its home-made missiles with this new capability.
Iranian DF-21D-ish type of missile? Problem stays the same... goog luck acquiring target 300km away
Iran said to be upgrading fighter jets
Tehran begins outfitting Mig-29 jets with advanced systems in preparation for possible strike
Iran has begun upgrading its Mig-29 fighter jets in preparations of a possible strike, IsraelDefense learned Tuesday.
The Islamic Republic has about 80 Mig-29 jets, which it received from the former Soviet Union.
According to foreign media reports, the Iranian Migs are in "mediocre condition," prompting Tehran to order serious upgrades, including the installation of advanced systems.
Several such electronic systems have already been installed on some of the jets.
Upping the ante? Iran unveils upgrades to 6 weapons
By REUTER$, JPOST.COM STAFF
Newly-unveiled hardware includes short-range missile, powerful naval engine; Iranian Defense Minister Vahidi says Iran will launch domestically-produced fighter jets, submarines by early 2013, has UAV production "on the agenda."
Iran unveiled upgrades to six weapons on Tuesday, including a more accurate short-range missile, a more powerful naval engine and an airborne testing laboratory, Iranian media reported. The country also released plans to launch domestically-manufactured fighter jets and new submarines by early 2013, and has production of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles "on the agenda," Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said according to Iran's semi-official Mehr news agency.
The hardware was presented at a ceremony marking Defense Industry Day and was attended by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
According to Mehr, Vahidi said that Iran would fly domestically-manufactured fighter jets at the end of the current Iranian calendar year, which culminates on March 20, 2013. He also announced ambitious plans to deploy Iranian-made submarines and UAVs.
Among the upgrades unveiled Tuesday was a fourth-generation of the Fateh-110 missile, with a range of about 300 km.
Iran said earlier this month it had successfully test-fired the new model, which it said was equipped with a more accurate guidance system.
"This missile is one of the most precise and advanced land-to-land ballistic missiles using solid fuel," Vahidi was quoted as saying by the Fars news agency. "In the last decade it has had a significant role in promoting the Islamic Republic of Iran's defense capabilities."
It also presented a more powerful, 5,000-horsepower seaborne engine, the Bonyan-4, Fars quoted Vahidi as saying. A previous version had 1,000 horsepower, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) said.
Iran also presented Armita, an "airborne laboratory" to help test aircraft launch systems and oxygen generation and train fighter pilots, Fars reported.
It was named after the daughter of Dariush Rezaeinejad, anIranian scientist killed last year, Vahidi said, according to ISNA.
Defense Ministry is due to equip the country’s Armed Forces with a new long-range air-defense system by the next Iranian year (starting on March 21, 2013), a senior Iranian military official said on Saturday.
Speaking to Fars News Agency, Deputy Defense Minister for Industrial and Research Mohammad Eslami said the new long-range air-defense system can cover a major part of the S-300 mission.
Eslami said the new long-range air-defense system will provide a full air-defense cover for Iran by the time the Iranian version of S-300 becomes operational.
He stated that development of the Iranian version of the sophisticated S-300 air defense missile system is underway in Iran and has undergone ‘remarkable progress’, adding that the system is expected to be complete soon.
In November 2011, Commander of Khatam ul-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaeili told reporters that the designing phase of the Iranian version of S-300 system has ended and the system will soon be delivered to the country’s integrated air defense network.
He further stated that the missile system, dubbed as Bavar (Belief) 373, is even more powerful and more advanced than the Russian S-300.
“With this powerful system in our hand, we would not think of S-300 anymore,” Esmaeili stated.
“Bavar 373 system is an important and completely indigenous achievement that can be a powerful rival for S-300,” the commander reiterated.
Under a contract signed in 2007, Russia is required to provide Iran with at least five S-300 air defense systems.