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14:52 - 2012-09-21

Iran Displays Latest Military Achievements in Military Parades


During the parade Shahab 1, 2 and 3, Sejjil, Qadr, Sahab, Persian Gulf (Khalij-e Fars) and Zelzal missiles were displayed.
Different units of Iran's military forces marched in uniform before top Army and IRGC commanders in a show of military might and defensive power.
The ceremony was participated by President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and senior military and government officials as well as foreign diplomats, military attaches and reporters.
Typical units of the Islamic Republic Army, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Basij (volunteer) forces and the Islamic Republic of Iran's Law Enforcement Police participated in the parade.
The ceremony took place at the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the Late Imam Khomeini, in Southern Tehran.
The Iranian Armed Forces have recently test-fired different types of newly-developed missiles and torpedoes and tested a large number of home-made weapons, tools and equipments, including submarines, military ships, artillery, choppers, aircrafts, UAVs and air defense and electronic systems, during massive military drills.
Defense analysts and military observers say that Iran's wargames and its advancements in weapons production have proved as a deterrent factor, specially at a time of heightened threats by the US.
During the parade Shahab 1, 2 and 3, Sejjil, Qadr, Sahab, Persian Gulf (Khalij-e Fars) and Zelzal missiles were displayed.
The Shahab-3 has a range of up to 1,250 miles (2000 kilometers) and is capable of carrying a 1,000-760 kilogram warhead.
Senior Iranian officials, including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, as well as a host of top military commanders attended the ceremony.
The Sacred Defense Week, commemorating Iranians' sacrifices during the 8 years of Iraqi imposed war on Iran in 1980s, was officially started on Friday with nationwide parades by various units of the Islamic Republic Army, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basij (volunteer) forces in Southern Tehran.