The Iranian navy added a brand new, domestically-made stealth destroyer to its fleet on Saturday, Reuters reports, deploying the warship and its purported radar-evading systems to join rest of the country’s regular navy at the mouth of the strategically-crucial Strait of Hormuz in yet another challenge to the U.S. Navy.
Iran now has an effective military advantage over the US and its allies in the Middle East because of its ability to wage war using third parties such as Shia militias and insurgents, according to a military thinktank.
Iran’s regular army has held an unexpected drill northwest of the country, near the common border with Turkey on Wednesday, October 9
Iran has offered to hold joint military drills with Qatar, said the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) navy on Thursday, the official IRIB news agency reported
Iranian President Hassan Rohani has attended a military parade starting the Sacred Defense Week — the country’s annual commemorations of the outbreak of war with Iraq in 1980. While Rohani inspected the September 22 display of troops and equipment in the capital, Tehran, a naval parade took place in the port of Bandar Abbas
China, Russia and Iran are planning a joint naval drill in the Sea of Oman and northern Indian Ocean “soon”, a semi-official Iranian news outlet reported on Saturday, just days after the United States blamed Iran for a drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities
Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard Corps is warning that it’s ready for combat and that any country launching an attack will become a battlefield
Iran will hold its annual military parade on Sept. 22 in the Gulf with 200 frigates and speedboats at a time of soaring tension between Tehran and Washington
On Sunday, September 22nd, 200 IRGC speedboats and Army frigates will participate in a full array show of force of the Khomeinist regime’s military units in the Persian Gulf. The day marks the anniversary of what Tehran calls the Holy Defense Week which marks the beginning of the Iran-Iraq war
Certain technical questions notwithstanding, the inauguration of the Fateh class suggests that Iran is moving ahead with its Naval modernization program despite the economic strain of a longstanding western sanctions regime
The Lieutenant Commander of Iran’s air defense headquarters said on Wednesday, September 5 that the force is seeking to directly receive a part of Iran’s income from overflight fees paid by airlines