Monday, December 11, 2023

Iran's Air Defence

‘Iran Launches Three Counterattacks against US Drones’

Iranian armed forces have recently conducted three operations against aggressive US drones, says Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Mehdi Rabbani.

Iran Denies US Claim, Says All Its Drones ‘Safe and Sound’

A spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces has rejected US President Donald Trump’s claim that a US warship shot down an Iranian unmanned aerial system in the Strait of Hormuz, saying all Iranian drones are safe.

‘Iran Downing of US Drone Stops Bellicose States from Seeking War’

An expert on Arab and Middle East issues says Emirati officials were initially seeking a destructive war against Iran and intended to disintegrate the country, but the IRGC's recent shoot-down of an American spy drone changed the equations.

Iran in Possession of Unique Secret Weapons: General

A senior Iranian commander has warned the enemy against making any wrong move in dealing with Iran, saying the country possesses secret weapons.

Neither US, nor Others Bold Enough to Attack Iran: IRGC

A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) no country would dare to stage an act of aggression against the Islamic Republic.

Iran Says Ready to Fulfil Iraq’s Air Defence Needs

A top Iranian military official says the Islamic Republic is fully prepared to help the neighbouring Iraq fulfil its air defence needs.

Iran Could Hit Intruding US Plane with 35 Passengers: IRGC

A senior Iranian military commander says Iran has refrained from shooting down a US plane with 35 people on board that was accompanying an American spy drone which was shot down in the Persian Gulf after intruding into the Iranian airspace.

US to Go Up in Flames If Makes Military Mistake: Iran

A senior Iranian commander has warned Washington against taking any military action against the Islamic Republic, saying the US forces will go up in flames if they take such an action.

Iran Not after War but Prepared to Defend Itself: IRGC

A senior IRGC commander says Iranian armed forces and nation never welcome any war but they are fully prepared to defend the country against any threat.

No Drop in Number of Planes Flying over Iran Airspace

The number of planes flying over Iran’s airspace has not decreased despite growing tensions between Tehran and Washington over the past few months.

Trump Cancels ‘Imminent’ Attack on Iran, Says Not after War

Iran has denied reports that US President Donald Trump has sent a message to Tehran through Oman overnight to say he is not after a war with Iran, and seeks dialogue.

Iran Not after War with US, Swiss Envoy Told

Swiss ambassador to Tehran, whose country represents the US interests in the Islamic Republic, has been invited to the Iranian Foreign Ministry to receive an official note regarding the recent incursion of a US spy drone into the Iranian airspace.

Iran Protests US Intrusion, Warns against ‘Unconsidered’ Moves

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi has strongly protested the US administration over an American spy drone's incursion into the Iranian airspace in an emergency phone call with the Swiss envoy in Tehran.

Downing of Spy Drone Clear Message to US: IRGC Commander

The commander of Iran’s Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has warned that the force’s downing of a US spy drone over the southern parts of the country is a “clear message” that Tehran, while not seeking war, is completely ready to fight one.

Iran Downs US’ Spy Drone in Persian Gulf: Report

There are reports that the air defence of Iran's IRGC Aerospace Force has shot down a US RQ-4 drone close to the Iranian province of Hormozgan in Persian Gulf shores.

Iran Unveils New Homegrown Missile Defence System

Iran's Defence Ministry has unveiled a homegrown missile defence system, called 15th of Khordad, and delivered it to the Army Air Defence Force.

Ayatollah Khamenei Appoints New Air Defence Commanders

Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has, in separate decrees, appointed the commander of the newly established Air Defense Force of the Iranian Army, and the new commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base.

Iran, Iraq to Establish Air Cooperation against Potential Threats

Chief of Staff for the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran says Iran and Iraq have agreed to establish further cooperation in air defence area.

Iran Army, IRGC Hold Joint Air Defence Drill

Iran’s Army Air Force and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have successfully launched missile strikes against mock enemy targets on the second day of major joint maneuvers.

Iran among Top Seven Powers in Military Drone Industry: Top General

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri says the country has made such a big progress in the military drone industry that it is now among top seven powers across the globe.

Leader Rules Out Possibility of US War with Iran

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says foreign powers, including the United States, are unlikely to wage a war against Iran.

“Iran’s Production of Homegrown Fighter Jet Unprecedented in Muslim World”

A top Iranian commander says the Islamic Republic’s move to mass produce a fully indigenous fighter jet is unprecedented in the Muslim World.

Pilot Killed after F5 Fighter Jet Crashes in SW Iran

An Iranian F-5 fighter jet crashed while landing in a southwestern airbase on Sunday, killing one of the two pilots.

Iran to Unveil New Smart Air Defence System

An Iranian commander has highlighted the country’s self-sufficiency in defence industry, saying that the Islamic Republic will soon unveil a new smart air defence system.

IRGC to Equip Su-22 Fighter Jets with Long-Range Cruise Missiles

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force says experts at his division have successfully overhauled and upgraded 10 Russian-made Sukhoi Su-22 fighter jets and plans to equip them with cruise missile that have a range of 1,500 km.

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