The Iranian Navy destroyer has been equipped with an indigenized version of Phalanx, a close-in weapon system (CIWS) that is used for defense against anti-ship missiles, for the very first time.
The Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency that Iran’s Phalanx version has been dubbed “Kamand” and said each warship needs to have several layers of defense, adding that usually the vessels require a range of equipment to intercept projectiles targeting it.
He suggested that Kamand can destroy any target from a distance of two kilometers by firing between 4,000 and 7,000 rounds per minute. The commander further said the system is going to be installed on vessels that carry out missions in deep and distant waters.
Iran has installed locally-made radar in the city of Zahedan near the border with Pakistan to keep a track of intrusions into its territory from militants. The inauguration ceremony was held in the capital of Sistan and Baluchestan Province by Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi-Fard, the commander of the Iranian Army's Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, Fars News Agency reported on Saturday
Iran has failed to put a satellite-carrying rocket into orbit in a launch criticized by the United States. The launch took place at Imam Khomeini Space Center in Irans Semnan province, a facility under the control of the countrys Defence Ministry
Iran's newly inducted home-grown Ghadir-class mini submarines will take part in the country's military drill within the perimeters of Irans southern territorial waters, in the Indian Ocean this winter. “Navy's equipment, including the two Ghadir-class submarines that recently joined Iran's naval fleet, would take part in the drill,” Deputy Navy Commander for Coordination Rear Admiral Hamzeh Ali Kaviani was quoted as saying by PressTV Saturday
Iran on Saturday added a domestically-made “Sahand” stealth destroyer to its fleet and tested a medium-range ballistic missile for the first time, proving its technological advancement with respect to stealth capabiity. It launched its first locally made destroyer in the year 2010
The Iranian navy has received two home-grown new Ghadir-class mini submarines designed for operations in shallow waters such as the Persian Gulf. One of the submarines was built in 18 months
A spate of accidents in Irans ballistic missile launches has been blamed on the United States slipping in defective and fake parts into supply chain to sabotage Tehrans missile program. According to The New York Times report, the operation to sabotage Irans missile program created under former President Geroge W
Amid growing international community sanctions, Iran this week unveiled an underground missile plant for the mass production of precision missiles, state media reported Thursday. “Unveiling this missile production city deep underground is an answer to the idle talk made by the Westerners, who assume they can restrict us and dissuade us from (pursuing) our long-term goals by means of threats and sanctions,” Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps chief commander, said during the unveiling ceremony on Thursday
Iran on Saturday unveiled a new indigenously-built long-range cruise missile having a range of over 1,350 kilometres during a successful test launch, marking the anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution, state television reported. “The test of the Hoveizeh cruise missile was carried out successfully at a range of 1,200 km and accurately hit the set target,” Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami was quoted as saying by
Iranian Armed Forces have unveiled new drones and missiles at the Eqtedar 40 Exhibition ahead of the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution. The equipment were displayed at Imam Khomeini Grand Prayer Grounds in Tehran, PressTV reported Wednesday
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