Commander: IRGC Navy to Unveil New Achievements Next Week


The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy plans to unveil new military hardware and equipment next week, Commander of the IRGC Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi announced.

“The IRGC Navy’s achievements will be unveiled in the Sacred Defense Week (which starts on September 22 to mark Iranian sacrifices during the 8 years of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s),” Fadavi told reporters in Tehran on Saturday evening.

“We will display these achievements during the September 22 parades,” he added.

In relevant remarks on Saturday, Commander of the Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced that Iran plans to unveil new military hardware and equipment next week.

Brigadier General Pourdastan’s remarks came as the Iranian Army is scheduled to hold annual military parades on September 22.

“Army’s new Ground, Air and Naval achievements will be displayed in the (upcoming) parade,” the Army Ground Force commander told reporters on Saturday.

The Army’s Ground, Air and Naval forces will hold massive parade in late September to mark the Sacred Defense Week, which commemorates eight years of defense against Iraq’s aggression under former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.

Also on Saturday Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the Army’s naval force plans to launch the new home-made submarine, Fateh, this year.

“Based on the Navy’s plans, the Fateh submarine will be launched this year (i.e. the Iranian year March 2013-March 2014),” Sayyari told reporters in Tehran on Saturday.

Sayyari had earlier this year informed of the country’s plan for unveiling the new submarine.

“Fateh submarine, Kaman-class missile-launcher warships and Jamaran 2 destroyer will come into operation in the current year,” he told reporters.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.

Earlier this week, Iran’s new Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan underlined that he is determined to enhance the country’s defense capabilities during his tenure in a bid to defend the country against possible foreign threats.

Brigadier General Dehqan made the pledge in his message issued on the occasion of the Defense Industry Day on Tuesday.

“Upgrading defense capabilities and deterrence power (of the country) to defend the country’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, national interests and security, exercising effective confrontation against foreign threats, and establishing a regional balance constitute the roadmap of the Islamic Republic’s defense industry movement till reaching the desired destination,” Dehqan said in a statement on Tuesday.

Dehqan described the Iranian defense industries as a symbol of power, might, progress and self-sufficiency of the Islamic Republic.

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