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IRGC Exhibits Latest Iran-Made Sea Mines
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) displayed its latest achievements in sea mine production, mine-planting and mine-sweeping in an exhibition in Southern Iran. ( 16:23:25 - 2013/01/28)

Navy Thwarts Pirate Attack on Iranian Oil Tanker
TEHRAN (FNA)- An attempt by pirates to hijack an Iranian oil tanker in international waters was foiled by the timely action of the Iranian warships present in the region. ( 14:51:12 - 2013/01/28)

Commander: Navy Keen to Conduct Joint Drills with Neighboring Countries
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari described the recent joint dills between Iran and Oman as "successful", and stressed his forces' preparedness to conduct similar maneuvers with the neighboring countries in future. ( 18:47:24 - 2013/01/27)

Minister Stresses Ineffectiveness of Western Sanctions on Iran's Defense Industry
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said the sanctions and pressures imposed on Iran by enemies have failed to disrupt the country's defense industry. ( 18:26:35 - 2013/01/27)

Commander Underscores Navy's Effective Anti-Piracy Measures
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said his forces have such a full security control over the volatile sea routes in the region that pirates do not dare to attack Iranian cargo ships. ( 17:52:41 - 2013/01/27)

Iran Starts Mass-Production of Ya Zahra Air Defense System
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Defense Ministry started mass production of an advanced home-made air defense missile system. ( 14:45:01 - 2013/01/27)

Iran Proposes Muslim States to Set up Joint Military Power
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi proposed the formation of a NATO-like military organization by the Islamic states to defend the interests of the Muslims across the world. ( 17:47:06 - 2013/01/26)

Basij Units to Stage Massive Wargames in Southern Iran
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Basij (volunteer) force plans to stage massive wargames in the country's Southern province of Hormozgan on Thursday and Friday to test its defense capabilities. ( 19:20:43 - 2013/01/23)

Commander Stresses IRGC's Vast Operational Zone
TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said that the IRGC has stretched its operational zone beyond the high seas. ( 17:43:21 - 2013/01/23)

Commander Stresses Army Ground Force's High Combat Capability
TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian commander said that the Army Ground Force has promoted its combat capabilities using the state-of-the-art sciences and modern training courses. ( 13:17:57 - 2013/01/23)

IRGC to Mass-Produce Relief, Rescue Vessels
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has designed a standard vessel for relief and rescue operations, a senior IRGC commander said, adding that the vessel will be mass-produced in next Iranian year (starts on March 21). ( 13:05:36 - 2013/01/23)

US Think Tank: Iran Able to Use Strait of Hormuz to Exert Pressure on West
TEHRAN (FNA)- A leading US think tank said Iran's increasing activities and naval wargames around the Strait of Hormuz are a message to the West that it can use the strategic strait as a significant pressure point against the West. ( 13:02:45 - 2013/01/23)

Iran, Oman Hold Relief, Rescue Drills in Iran's Southern Waters
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian and Omani naval units staged a series of joint maneuvers in Iran's Southern waters on Tuesday to practice their skills and capabilities in rescue and relief operations. ( 15:00:26 - 2013/01/22)

Iran, Oman to Hold Joint Drills
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian and Omani naval forces are scheduled to hold joint rescue and relief drills in Iran's Southern port city of Bandar Abbas, a senior Iranian Navy commander announced on Monday. ( 18:45:41 - 2013/01/21)

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