Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
A senior Iranian commander says the Islamic Republic plans to boost the range of its anti-warship and anti-radar missiles soon.
“In the near future, the range of anti-warship and anti-radar missiles will be increased to 100 kilometers, up from 50 kilometers,” Commander of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh told Iranian national TV on Monday.
Referring to Iran's numerous achievements in its defense and military industries, the Iranian commander said, “The Islamic Republic of Iran has managed to overcome the enemies’ sanctions through relying on domestic forces and drawing on their capabilities and talents.”
Monday, May 12, 2014
The new reconnaissance plane Tu-214ON will be introduced into the fleet of the Russian Air Force as part of its implementation of the Open Skies Treaty, ITAR-TASS reported. The aircraft is equipped with an aircraft surveillance system developed by the radio technologies company Vega.
The Open Skies Treaty was signed March 24, 1992, in Helsinki by representatives of 23 OSCE member states. The purpose of the agreement is to strengthen trust between the countries by improving mechanisms for monitoring military activities. The document establishes an “open skies” regime that allows participants the opportunity to conduct aerial surveys of each other’s territory.
Before that, on February 19, 1988, a center was established to ensure the implementation of arms reduction agreements by the Russian Air Force. Currently it consists of its leadership and three departments, all of which are subject to the commander of the Air Force.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
One day before Iran celebrated the 35th anniversary of its Islamic Revolution, it test-fired two new domestically manufactured missiles.
According to the Iranian Defense Ministry, a laser-guided surface-to-surface and air-to-surface missile named Bina (Insightful) and the new generation of a long-range ballistic missile were tested on Monday.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said that the laser-guided Bina missile can be fired by fighter jets and from launching pads.