Iran has achieved 100 percent self-sufficiency in the field of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturing, according to the commander of the Army Air Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The Iranian Air Force has made remarkable progress in the field of manufacturing two sophisticated drones called Kaman 12 and Kaman 22, Brigadier General Hamid Vahedi believes.
He points out that Iran is among the leading powers in the region in the field of manufacturing advanced UAVs and this capability is growing rapidly.
On August 31, 2016, Ayatollah Khamenei, who is also the Supreme Commander of the Iranian Armed Forces, said: “In a world where ‘bullying and hegemonic’ powers rule without the slightest essence of morality, conscience and humanity and are not afraid to invade countries and killing innocent people. The development of defensive and offensive industries is completely natural, because as long as these countries do not feel like the country [our] Authority, [our] Security not guaranteed.”
“In order to ensure the security of the nation, the country and the future, we must strengthen offensive capability in addition to defensive capability,” he added.
“One of the outstanding features of the progress in the country’s defense industry is the communication between the defense sector and universities and knowledge-based companies,” he further noted.
On April 19, 2022, Major General Hossein Salami, Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, said that the achievements in the field of drone manufacturing in both the Iranian Army and the IRGC are great and stressed the importance of focusing on some to focus specialties, including electronic warfare.
The commander said on September 6 that Iran can now match and even surpass world powers in building air defense systems and other military equipment.
“Today, America cannot carry out any of its plans in the region, and its plans are doomed to failure,” General Salami said after noting that the era of dependent regimes in Iran is over and that the Islamic Republic only focuses on internal meetings at meetings Resources leaves the needs of the country.
“We are in the first place in many technologies, even in the field of air defense we have overtaken the world leaders in that some superpowers are buyers of our weapons and offer joint cooperation,” he underlined.
“Today, building modern systems is as easy for us as making bicycles; today the accuracy of our weapons for fixed and mobile targets is 100%, and our drones can target any point using artificial intelligence,” he stressed.
On August 31, 2022, Iranian Armed Forces Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri said that the security of Iran’s airspace is the symbol of deterrent power in the global arena.
The country’s sophisticated defense network has managed to protect the security of Iran’s airspace and is fully prepared to respond to any threats, which is the manifestation of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s deterrent power on the international scene.
In a message marking the National Air Defense Day, General Bagheri stated: “Thanks to the crucial and strategic role in the armed forces and the country’s advanced defense network, the Air Defense Force was able to ensure the security of the Iranian airspace with full reconnaissance and vigilance.”
He took this opportunity to congratulate all the commanders, managers and staff of the Air Defense Forces, who bring security and pride to the noble nation of Islamic Iran and the armed forces, on the National Air Defense Day.
Eqtedar (Strength) 1401 practice as Iranian homework
Iranian Army Ground Forces began the two-day Eqtedar (Strength) 1401 exercises in central Iran on September 7, 2022, which included overnight heliborne operations supported by rapid reaction force teams and helicopters in the central part of the country.
The Iranian Army’s ground forces tested a strategic, domestically developed surface-to-surface missile (SSM) that hit the intended target with pinpoint accuracy.
The missile, codenamed Fath (Conquest) 360, was launched during the second phase of exercises from Eghtedar (Authority) 1401.
Iranian army units also fired volleys of indigenous Fajr-5 (Dawn-5) rockets. The missile reportedly has a range of 75 kilometers (50 miles) and can carry 175 kg fragmentation warheads with 90 kg of explosives.
The Fath 360 missile can hit strategic targets at a speed of 3,704 km/h, and its speed can be increased to around 5,000 km/h while communicating with satellites for rapid navigation and quick attacks on enemy targets.
Naval exercises for sustainable security in the Caspian Sea as an Iranian domestic exercise
The Iranian Naval Forces held their second day of annual exercises titled “Sustainable Security” in the Caspian Sea on July 9, 2022.
The Damavand ship (destroyer) was built using the latest technology through the efforts of local experts to maintain the territorial integrity of the country in the Caspian region.
Great Prophet 17 Joint Drills as an Iranian household exercise
The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) successfully fired about 16 ballistic missiles on December 24, 2021 in the final stages of the Great Prophet 17 joint exercises.
The IRGC Aerospace Forces used 17 Su-22 fighter-bombers to practice long-range attacks with Yasin long-range bombs during the Great Prophet’s War Games.
Large-scale drone exercises as an Iranian domestic exercise
The Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran began large-scale drone exercises across the country on August 24, 2022, involving more than 150 new advanced drones.
Domestic Yasir, Sadeq (Sincere), Yazdan and Ababil-3 tactical surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles, Pelican Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) naval drone and Mohajer-6 ISTAR aircraft were flown from various bases in Iran and patrolled the country’s borders.
IONS (IMEX 2022) drills as articulated drills
The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium, commonly known as IONS (IMEX 2022), began on March 29, 2022 in the Indian port of Goa with the participation of the naval forces of Iran, India, Bangladesh and the Indian Ocean Rim States.
The domestically manufactured Iranian destroyer Dena participated in the exercise.
The 2022 Marine Security Belt exercises as a joint exercise
Iranian, Russian and Chinese naval forces conducted their third military exercise in the Indian Ocean on January 21, 2022.
The joint naval exercise, involving naval and air forces from the Iranian Navy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy and ships from China and Russia, launched in the Indian Ocean.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Naval Forces Rear Admiral Shahram Irani recently announced the unveiling of new missile systems, surface and underwater ships in the near future.
On the occasion of Holy Defense Week [the beginning of the imposed Iraqi Baathist regime war against Iran in 1980]he added some equipment, including surface and underwater ships, will join the Army Navy of Iran.
Some new missile systems will be unveiled at Sacred Defense Week, he further noted.
Recently, the commander of the Iranian Air Defense Forces, Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard, said that the final test of the self-developed Bavar 373 air defense system will be carried out in the next few days and the range of the system will exceed 300 km.
All the equipment and know-how to manufacture the Bavar 373 air defense is domestic and indigenous, he stressed.
Also, the commander of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy, Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, said that the IRGC naval forces will unveil various military achievements in different time periods by the end of the year.
Reported by Amin Mohammadzadegan Khoyi