The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force received several modern military equipment in a ceremony in which a new home-made anti-armor missile was also unveiled.
The ceremony to deliver the new equipment to the IRGC Ground Force was held on Wednesday morning in the presence of IRGC Commander Major General Hossein Salami, IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour and a group of other commanders, officials and senior experts of the Armed Forces.
During the ceremony, a variety of strategic weapons and modern defense equipment, including different types of combat equipment in the field of armor, missiles, vehicles, UAVs, helicopters, and electronic warfare, joined the IRGC Ground Force, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
Missile launcher systems, combat helicopters equipped with home-made ‘Qaem-114’ missiles and ‘Meraj-113’ and ‘Hanif’ drones were among the most important pieces of equipment that joined the IRGC Ground Force.
Qaem-114 (photo) is an anti-tank missile with a range of 10 km, which is capable of destroying stationed and moving targets with a variety of thermal and laser detectors.
A new and upgraded generation of anti-tank missiles, bombs and precision-guided missiles were also among the tools and equipment delivered to the IRGC Ground Force.
Also in the combat logistic section, a set of multi-purpose vehicles and artillery joined the IRGC Ground Force.
Meantime, the ground-based version of the ‘Almas’ anti-armor missile was unveiled. ‘Almas’ is an Iranian top attack anti-tank missile that has a range of 8 km.
Deputy IRGC Ground Force Commander for Coordination General Ali Akbar Pourjamshidian delivered a speech at the ceremony, saying that today, the IRGC Ground Force can conduct their operations independently at the tactical, strategic, air, naval, cyber and electronic levels.
The IRGC Ground Force is turning into a powerful strategic force in the field of ground combat, defense and security, he added.
Late last month, General Salami said that Iran is now able to produce wide-body UAVs which can fly thousands of kilometers away.
“We have wide-body drones which can fly 7,000km and they are able to land at any points,” General Salami said, addressing a ceremony to unveil the IRGC’s new coronavirus vaccine named Noora.
He stated that Iran has decided to become one of the best in the world in every fields, adding that the country is now one of the most advanced countries in construction of UAVs.
“We have decided to be one of the best in the world in every field, we launch satellites, and we are one of the best in making UAVs. We excel in various fields; in the field of vaccine manufacturing, several vaccines have been produced in our country, and perhaps we have as much diversity of vaccine production as the number of producing countries,” General Salami said.