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Commander Praises Radar Units' Proper Functioning in Rigi's Capture
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian air-defense commander on Saturday lauded the excellent performance and the pivotal role of Iran's radar units in the operations for arresting the ringleader of Jundollah terrorist group, Abdolmalek Rigi.

Commander: IRGC to Display Power to Armed Outlaws
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) plans to crack down on rebel groups and armed outlaws active in Iran's bordering areas in a show of might and power, a senior commander stressed on Wednesday. ( 17:46:33 - 2010/03/10)

Iran's Jamaran Destroyer Successfully Test-Fires Intelligent Missile
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's first home-made destroyer, 'Jamaran', successfully test-fired a powerful and intelligent missile named 'Nour' (light), commander of the Iranian Navy announced on Wednesday. ( 15:02:37 - 2010/03/10)

Jamaran Destroyer's Missile Systems Pass Tests Successfully
TEHRAN (FNA)- The missile systems of Iran's advanced Jamaran destroyer were successfully tested on Tuesday. ( 18:37:09 - 2010/03/09)

Commander Stresses Army's Power for Entering Classic, Asymmetric Wars
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian Army commander underlined the force's preparedness to confront all types of enemy threats and repel possible enemy attacks against the country both in classic and asymmetric wars. ( 17:10:33 - 2010/03/07)

Iran Starts Mass-Production of Nasr 1 Cruise Missiles
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Defense Ministry started mass-production of Nasr 1 (Victory 1) cruise missiles on Sunday. ( 14:03:36 - 2010/03/07)

Iran to Dispatch 7th Fleet of Warships to Gulf of Aden Next Week
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior commander of the Iranian Navy announced that the country's 7th fleet of warships is scheduled to leave the country for the Gulf of Aden on Thursday. ( 18:08:36 - 2010/03/06)

Iran's 5th Fleet of Warships Returns Home from Gulf of Aden
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Navy's fifth fleet of warships returned home on Saturday after accomplishing a 44-day mission in the Gulf of Aden, where it defended the country's cargo ships and oil tankers against continued attacks by Somali pirates. ( 14:57:38 - 2010/03/06)

IRGC Stages Guerrilla Wargames
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) staged a series of guerrilla and anti-guerrilla wargames to boost vigilance and combat preparedness of its naval forces. ( 19:18:59 - 2010/03/02)

Iranian DM Urges More Defense MoUs with Neighbors
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi called on all Iranian envoys to other countries to provide the grounds for the endorsement of defense agreements with the neighboring and friendly countries. ( 20:00:42 - 2010/03/01)

Iran to Test Fire Optimized Smart Bombs
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian military commander on Monday announced that the Army is due to test-fire an optimized version of the country's 2,000-pound (900-kilogram) smart bombs, Qassed (Messenger), in the near future. ( 18:30:35 - 2010/03/01)

Ex-Official Elaborates on Scenarios behind Missile Deployment in Persian Gulf
TEHRAN (FNA)- Former Iranian Defense Minister Rear Admiral Ali Shamkhani highlighted the possible intentions pursued by the deployment of the US Patriot missiles in the Persian Gulf. ( 16:17:53 - 2010/02/28)

Russia Assures Iran of S-300 Delivery
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced that his country will deliver the S-300 air defense systems to Iran after some "technical" issues are sorted out. ( 16:34:45 - 2010/02/25)

Qatari Commander Hails Tehran-Doha Defensive Pact as "Constructive"
TEHRAN (FNA)- Chief of Staff of Qatar's Armed Forces Hamad Bin Ali al-Atiya on Wednesday described a defensive pact signed between his country and Iran today as "positive" and "constructive". ( 18:31:45 - 2010/02/24)

Iran Forms First Squadron of Home-Made Saeqeh Fighters
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Republic of Iran's Air Force has formed the first squadron of home-made Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) fighter jets, a senior Iranian air force commander announced on Wednesday. ( 17:49:23 - 2010/02/24)

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