The Iranian Army unveiled in a ceremony a number of its home-made products, including heavy vehicles and several medical equipment.
Super heavy trailer trucks, optimized super heavy vehicles capable of carrying 100 tons and 60 tons, various wards of the field hospital, including laboratory, surgery room, radiology, ICU, and armored ambulance capable of carrying 6 injured people were unveiled, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
The ceremony was held in the presence of Army Commander Major General Seyed Abdolrahim Moussavi, Deputy Commander of the Iranian Army for Coordination Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari and other top military officials.
“In recent years, the Army Ground Force upgraded combat capabilities in the field of military missions and civilian aid. The Army and the Armed forces of the country will stand strong against any threat that targets Iran,” General Moussavi said, addressing the ceremony.
Meanwhile, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced that Gaza, a new home-made drone, passed its operational tests and is ready for 35-hour-long flights in missions.
The combat drone which has a 21-meter wingspan and a 3,100-kilogram takeoff mass, and is capable of carrying a payload of 500 kg was unveiled in May last year.
The flight duration of the Gaza drone is 35 hours. It can soar to an altitude of about 10,668 meters, equivalent to 35,000 feet, and has a flight speed of 350 km per hour.
Operational tests of the drone have been conducted, it is fully operational, and can be used in a variety of reconnaissance and combat missions, the statement added.
In addition to military and defense applications, the Gaza drone can also carry out missions in monitoring forests, rescue operations and providing assistance in natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes.
Last month, the IRGC unveiled one of its new kamikaze drones, dubbed Me’raj 504, which is specialized in attacking enemy’s defense systems.
The unmanned aerial vehicle has been designed and produced by the IRGC’s Ground Force uses a reciprocating engine for propulsion and is capable of carrying a 2.5kg explosive payload over 100 kilometers.
Earlier this week, the Iranian Army also unveiled Fath tactical ballistic missile for the first time during the military parades in Southern Tehran on Monday.
Top government and military officials, including President Seyed Ebrahim Rayeesi, Chief-of-Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri, General Moussavi, Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Ashtiani and other Army and IRGC top Commanders, observed the parade.
Task units and armored divisions of the Army Ground Force, helicopters of Army Aviation Force, fighter jets of Army Air Force, Air Defense Force’s warcraft and batteries, and marine mobile arms also marched during the parade. During the ceremony, fighter jets of the Iranian Army also flew over the sky in Tehran.
The Army Ground Force demonstrated its new equipment in the field of ground combat, including artillery, armor, electronic warfare, helicopters and drones.
‘Kaman-22’, a long-range and strategic multi-functional drone of the Army Air Force, was shown to the public for the first time during the Army Day parade. It is the first combat drone of the Army, which is capable of carrying all types of cargo with a flight duration of more than 24 hours. This drone has an operation range of more than three thousand kilometers and is capable of flying up to an altitude of eight thousand meters.
The drone is capable of carrying a variety of ammunition and laser and smart missiles and has the ability to detect, monitor and collect information and shoot at the long-range targets.
Simultaneously with the ceremony in Tehran, the Iranian Navy held a parade in the Persian Gulf waters.