Iran’s Armed Forces launched an annual air defense drill to test their capabilities in defending the Islamic Republic’s airspace against a wide range of threats, using an array of advanced weapon systems.
Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari underlined Tehran's firm decision to continue deployment in the Gulf of Aden, cautioning the Persian Gulf Arab states that increasing arms purchase from the West will not reinvigorate their might and power.
Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari called on the US navy officials to redeploy its warships from calm regions to escort their cargo ships and oil tankers in the Gulf of Aden and Bab el-Mandeb Strait that are insecure.
Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari dismissed reports about a warning to Iranian ships in the Gulf of Aden, saying the flotilla is currently carrying out its mission in the strategic region and will not leave the waterway.
Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari unveiled plans for the manufacturing of an indigenized version of the Phalanx, a close-in weapon system (CIWS) on board military vessels for defense against anti-ship missiles.
Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said the military capabilities of the country are at a level to enable the Islamic Republic to maintain the security and stability in the waters off the country's southern coasts, including in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.