Iran Unveils Latest Military Gear in Parades, Including New Ballistic Missile

Different units of the Iranian Armed Forces on Wednesday displayed their capabilities and latest military achievements in nationwide parades marking the Sacred Defense Week, including a new long-range ballistic missile with high precision.

The Iranian Armed Forces staged military parades across the country on Wednesday morning to commemorate the Sacred Defense Week, which marks the onset of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran 36 years ago.

In capital Tehran, the parades were held at the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, south of the city.

Simultaneously, a large-scale military parade was also held in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas under supervision of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy, with more than 500 watercraft as well as fighter jets and helicopters in attendance.

One of the remarkable achievements put on display in the parades in Bandar Abbas was a new ballistic missile, dubbed Zolfaqar.

Known as one of the most precise homegrown missiles, Zolfaqar is a long-range ballistic missile with a cluster warhead capable of hitting targets spread over the ground.

Every year, in late September, the Iranian Armed Forces attend parades to honor the Sacred Defense Week in remembrance of the martyrs in the eight-year war imposed by Iraq in the 1980s, Tasnim reported.

 

Iranian Armed Forces Mark Sacred Defence Anniversary with Nationwide Parades

Iranian Armed Forces staged military parades across the country on Wednesday morning to commemorate the Sacred Defence Week, which marks the onset of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran 36 years ago.

In capital Tehran, the parades were held at the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic, Imam Khomeini, south of the city.

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri was the keynote speaker at the parade in Tehran.

Representative units from the Iranian Army Navy, Air Force, Ground Force, Airborne division and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps units, including aerospace units participated in the parades.

Simultaneously, a large-scale military parade was also held in the southern port city of Bandar Abbas under supervision of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy.The most recent achievements of the Iranian armed forces in missile industry, equipment for the ground, naval and air defense forces as well as communication gear were put on display in the military events.

In Iran, the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war is known as the Sacred Defense, and the Sacred Defense Week is held on the anniversary of the beginning of the war.

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