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  • 23 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Iran put neighbors on notice Thursday that it was about to conduct vast naval exercises in the Arabian Sea, including war games near the Strait of Hormuz, a vital shipping lane for international oil traffic. The exercises, to start Saturday and last 10 days, are Iran’s first since May 2010 and were described by the […]

  • 28 November 2012
    Training & Education

    Iran has reached self-sufficiency in the defense sector and can now meet its defense demands, Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari stated at today’s launching ceremony of indigenously-built submarines, the presstv.ir reports. The ceremony was held with the aim of launching two upgraded versions of the indigenously-built Ghadir-class light submarines and two overhauled hovercrafts. […]

  • 6 October 2011
    Training & Education

    “Iran’s Navy has demonstrated its power and prowess in practice by escorting cargo ships, sending vessels to far-off seas, and confronting… (presstv) [mappress] Source: PressTV, October 06, 2011

  • 7 August 2012
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Iran is in full command of the Strait of Hormuz, semi-official Fars news agency reported on Monday citing Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Iran’s Navy Commander. While speaking on the upcoming maritime drills, the U.S. plans to hold in partnership with 20 other nations in the vicinity of the Persian Gulf in September, Sayyari discarded them […]

  • 10 March 2017
    Authorities

    Iran carried out another test firing of a naval missile with the successful launch of the Hormuz-2 missile, AFP reported citing Iranian media. According to AFP, General Amir-Ali Hadjizadeh, commander of the air wing of the Revolutionary Guards, told Iranian media that the missile destroyed a target that was 250 kilometres (155 miles) away in the […]

  • 13 February 2012
    Authorities

      Iranian and Omani navies signed a cooperation agreement calling to provide “peace and stability” in the region, says communique of the two naval commanders. Primarily, the question is control over the Strait of Hormuz which is a traffic route for 85% of oil produced by the Persian Gulf countries, writes Izvestiya. “Northern part of […]

  • 2 January 2012
    Training & Education

      IRAN’S navy successfully test fired two long-range missiles and was planning to fire one shorter range missile in war… (theaustralian) [mappress] Source: theaustralian , January 02, 2012

  • 11 April 2011

    The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy warship fleet has thwarted an attempt by pirates to highjack an Iranian supertanker in the Indian Ocean… (presstv) [mappress] Source: presstv, April 11, 2011;

  • 15 February 2012
    Authorities

      Primary target of two recently launched Iranian small-size submarines will be American aircraft carriers, said Iranian Navy Deputy Commander ADM Farhad Amiri on Feb 11. According to the admiral, Iran has in disposal the world’s best diesel submarines, and Iran’s opponents (first of all, the US) are impressed by fantastic underwater capabilities of Ghadir-class […]

  • 6 July 2011
    Training & Education

      Iran’s Revolutionary Guards tested several missiles at sea on Wednesday, including the supersonic anti-warship Khalij Fars missile, the Iran… (ynetnews) [mappress] Source: ynetnews, July 6, 2011;

  • 29 June 2011
    Authorities

    Commander of Iran’s Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari on Wednesday praised the Navy’s high technological capabilities in dispatching and… (farsnews) [mappress] Source: farsnews, June  29, 2011;  

  • 18 September 2012
    Training & Education

    Dozens of countries are kicking off a large-scale naval exercise in the Strait of Hormuz on Iran’s doorstep. The place was obviously selected… (rusnavy) [mappress] Source: Russian Navy, September 18, 2012; Image: Flot

  • 24 April 2011

    Iran’s Navy will maintain its strong and “strategic” presence in international waters to help protect the interest of the Islamic Republic… (iran-daily) [mappress] Source: iran-daily, April 24, 2011

  • 13 February 2012
    Industry news

    Two light submarines built in Iran have joined national navy, reports governmental news agency IRNA. This step is considered a part of Iran’s efforts to modernize its defense capability as a result of deterioration in relations with the West over Iranian nuclear program. Tehran threatens to block the Strait of Hormuz, a strategic oil traffic […]

  • 6 September 2012

    Somali piracy gives the US and allies an opportunity to maintain massive military presence in the region under a specious pretext, said Iranian Navy Commander ADM Habibollah Sayyari on Sept 4. Iranian Navy permanently tracks all movements of American warships in the Persian Gulf, Sayyari said. According to him, Iran’s intelligence follows all actions of […]

  • 5 January 2012
    Authorities

    Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi strongly believes that the U.S. navy presence in the Gulf is unnecessary and harmful stressing that Iran will take all necessary steps to maintain the security of the Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Gulf. Iran’s military already issued a warning on Tuesday reinforcing its decision to unleash its […]

  • 20 June 2019
    Authorities

    An MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft, the US Navy’s newest aerial drone, was reportedly shot down in international airspace over the Strait of Hormuz on June 20. The surveillance system, which started entering service only a year ago, was shot down by an Iranian surface-to-air missile, media outlets reported anonymous US defense officials as saying. Earlier […]

  • 6 January 2012
    Training & Education

      The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) will soon stage its most massive naval exercises in Iran’s Southern waters in the near… (farsnews) [mappress] Source: farsnews, January 06, 2012

  • 12 July 2011
    Authorities

      The secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council has said that Iran’s naval operations will not be limited to the Persian Gulf and… (tehrantimes) [mappress] Source: tehrantimes, July 12, 2011;

  • 3 January 2012
    Authorities

    A senior Iranian Army commander has warned the U.S. Navy not to move an aircraft carrier which left the Persian Gulf during Iran’s recent military drills  (cbsnews) [mappress] Source: CBS News , January 03, 2012; Image: miliblog

  • 8 February 2012
    Equipment & technology

      Iran has started large-scale production of Zafar short-range antiship cruise missiles, reports Defense News. Those munitions are capable to destroy small- and mid-size targets. Zafar launchers can be mounted on patrol boats and small fast-speed ships. The missiles are jam-resistant and may fly at extreme low altitudes. Other characteristics are unknown. It was reported […]

  • 29 August 2011
    Industry news

      Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said Saturday that the Islamic Republic is manufacturing maritime patrol aircraft… (chinadaily) [mappress] Source: chinadaily, August 29, 2011;

  • 26 May 2011
    Industry news

    Commander of Iran’s Navy Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the country’s naval forces plan to build “modern submarines” for a stronger Ir… (presstv) [mappress] Source: presstv, May 26, 2011;

  • 2 August 2011

    The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy warship fleet has thwarted four attempts by pirates to hijack an Iranian commercial ship in the Red Sea… (presstv) [mappress] Source: presstv, August 2, 2011;

  • 7 December 2011
    Training & Education

    Iran’s Navy Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Seyyed Mahmoud Mousavi says the latest missile and subsurface systems of the naval forces of the country will be tested in the upcoming “Velayat 90” drill. Mousavi said on Sunday that the surface-to-sea missiles in addition to submarine units recently delivered to the Navy are among the equipment that […]

  • 20 February 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The “suicide boats” used by Yemen’s Houthi fighters during the recent attack on Royal Saudi Navy frigate Al-Madinah were actually unmanned boats, a U.S. Navy Vice Admiral told Defense News in a recent interview. Official reports from the January 30 incident said the frigate was attacked by three boats with Houthi fighters on board. Of the […]

  • 20 January 2012
    Authorities

      The US may start combat actions against Iran even in two weeks; escalation of America’s military presence in the Persian Gulf goes on openly, Igor Korotchenko, presidium member of social council at Defense Ministry and editor of The National Defense magazine said on Jan 17. The situation around the Strait of Hormuz which is […]

  • 28 September 2011
    Authorities

    The Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari says the Navy plans to deploy vessels in the Atlantic Ocean near the US sea borders. “Just like the global hegemony that is present near our marine borders, we … also plan to establish a strong presence near US marine borders,” IRNA quoted Sayyari as saying on […]

  • 3 January 2012
    Authorities

    Iran’s Deputy Navy Commander Rear Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi stressed that Iran will not neglect its territorial rights at the strategic Strait of Hormuz waterway and has no intention to obstruct maritime shipping in the area. He added that Iran has a particular interest and concern in the area and that reciprocal measures will be taken […]