Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps unveiled a home-made high-explosive mine and test-fired an anti-cruise missile in a ceremony attended by IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour on Sunday.
News ID: 60164
Publish Date: 29September 2014 - 08:00
Among the weapons test-fired today was a rotating three-cylinder cannon, 'Asefeh', which was unveiled a few months ago and can be used to target and destroy incoming cruise missiles and hostile flying objects in low altitudes.
Another system which was unveiled and test-fired was 'Ramait' high-explosive roadside mine which can destroy an armored column within a radius of 100-150 meters with high precision.
Also a solo weapon, 'Fateh', was the third system unveiled this afternoon. Fateh is an Iran-made sniper rifle that fires 5.56mm bullets.
"Ramait roadside mine which enjoys good capabilities will be mass-produced tomorrow," Pakpour told FNA today.
He added that other systems tested today are also ready for mass-production.
The Iranian Armed Forces have recently test-fired different types of newly-developed missiles and torpedoes and tested a large number of home-made weapons, tools and equipment, including submarines, military ships, artillery, choppers, aircrafts, UAVs and air defense and electronic systems, during massive military drills.
Defense analysts and military observers say that Iran's wargames and its advancements in weapons production have proved as a deterrent factor, specially at a time of heightened threats by the US.
Iran on Monday unveiled a new drone named 'Sadeq 1' during the military parades at the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the Late Imam Khomeini, South of the capital.
Sadeq 1 flies at a maximum altitude of 25,000 ft at supersonic speeds. The Iran-made drone has been manufactured for testing radar and electronic systems and training assessments.
the Iranian Armed Forces staged annual military parades in Tehran and other cities on Monday on the occasion of the Sacred Defense Week.
The ceremony took place at the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the Late Imam Khomeini, in Southern Tehran.
During the parades, the Iranian armed forces displayed different weapons and military tools and equipment, including Shalamche Hag missiles, Sky guard fire control system, Khatam fire control system, FM80 missile systems, Rapier missile systems, Troop-Scatter Communication system, various types of should-launched missile systems, S-200 missile systems, Talash 3 missile system, Hazem drones, Keyhan space radar system, and LPD 20 radar system, long-range solid-fuel Sejjil missiles with 2,000km range, Qadr F missiles with the range of 2,000km, Qadr H missiles with a range of 1,350km, Zelzal missile systems, Hormuz twin-missiles, Tour M1 air defense missile system, Ra'd (Thunder) missile system, Tabas missile systems, and Khordad 3rd missile systems.
Also different kinds of fighters, choppers, drones, ground-to-ground missiles, air-to-ground missiles, surface-to-surface missiles, tactical and armed vehicles, surface and underwater vessels, electronic and telecommunication equipment, light and mid-light weapons, different kinds of artillery and mortar-launchers, air defense systems and engineering and logistic equipment went on display.
Various units of the Islamic Republic Army, IRGC, Basij forces and the Islamic Republic of Iran's Law Enforcement Police took part in the military parades South of the capital to commemorate the start of the Week of Sacred Defense.
Senior Iranian officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, as well as a host of top military commanders and foreign dignitaries attended the ceremony.