Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami said Iran is resolved to grow power to defend its territorial integrity and independence, as the IRGC Navy inaugurated a new underground missile town on the shores of the Persian Gulf.
“Our logic entails defending territorial integrity, the country’s independence and the Islamic Revolution’s achievements through growing power,” General Salami said during a ceremony for unveiling one of the strategic underground missile bases of the IRGC Navy on the shores of the Persian Gulf, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
“We believe that our enemies do not accept (our) power of logic, but they rely on the logic of power. In order to prevent the imposition of their hegemonic will and program, there is no way for us other than strengthening deterring defensive and offensive power,” he added.
Pointing to the various kinds of highly destructive and precision striking missiles at the base, the IRGC Commander noted: “These missiles with hundreds of kilometers of range, are able to beat the enemy’s equipment of electronic warfare.”
“The IRGC Navy’s missiles are among the most advanced missiles in the world in the field of the coast-to-sea, surface-to-surface, air-to-sea and sea-to-air missiles,” Salami added.
In another development, the Iranian Army test-fired Azarakhsh (Thunderbolt) missile from the home-grown Karrar-class drone Wednesday during the two-day drone drills conducted last week.
Azarakhsh- air-to-air missile successfully identified and annihilated its hypothetical targets. This is the first time the missile is being used in a wargames.
The hypothetical enemies were successfully annihilated by Karrar-class drones carrying 500-pound bomb.
The Spokesman of the drills, Rear Admiral Mahmoud Mousavi, announced that constant monitoring of the borders through the drones is among the aims of the maneuver.
“Today, the borders are being carefully monitored and observed by the Army forces via drones equipped with surveillance and electronic information systems,” Mousavi said.
On Tuesday, the Iranian Army showcased hundreds of its drones during the large-scale exercises in Semnan province in the presence of the Chief-of-Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and a number of Army Commanders.
Major General Baqeri paid a visit to the Army drone units consisting of hundreds of UAVs deployed in an area stretching over one square kilometer.
The drones included the Army’s pilotless operation, combat, interception, detection, surveillance, organic war, suicide UAVs of all the four forces of the Army.
The displayed UAVs, enjoying various kinds of combat and logistic multi-rotors, are capable of launching operations under the electronic war conditions and are also equipped with jamming systems and deception radars.