IRGC Boosting Weapons’ Capabilities
IRAN NEWS NATIONAL DESK
TEHRAN – Sating that Iran is getting stronger everyday, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami said that IRGC is boosting Iran weapons’ capabilities.
“The U.S. has not given up on its expansionist strategy and is seeking to impose its dominance on other countries,” said Salami in a ceremony for delivering drones and choppers to the IRGC navy in Bandar Abbas.
“This is the difference between leaders who govern the world with wisdom and those who lack wisdom. Thoughtful leaders who rule the world wisely multiply their friends, but leaders lacking political wisdom who are in decline, increase their enemies,” he added.
“The U.S. president says he wanted to assassinate the Syrian President, which means the end of the political season of a power that openly wants to assassinate the legitimate president of a country,” he noted.
Referring to the role of the United States in normalizing the relations between the UAE and Bahrain with the Zionist regime, Salami said, “They make a relationship between the rulers of the reactionary regimes and the Zionists so that the Islamic Ummah will hate them.”
He continued, “Can American officials walk alone on one of the streets of a small Islamic country today? They cannot because all nations are against them.”
“We are getting stronger every day,” IRGC chief said.
Sating that even the American people are now chanting the slogan “Down with USA”, Salami said, “We see nothing in the U.S. but smoke, fire, poverty, racism, and the polarization and lack of freedom.”
“On the contrary, we are firmly and steadily increasing our power here, and we will never stop. We are increasing the range of our weapons,” he highlighted.
IRGC chief went on to say, “Today, our navy is not just limited to the surface of the seas and it is an air-based sea force which is utilizing different kinds of drones, helicopters and seaplanes, and at the same time enjoys considerable power in the field of submarines.”
Meanwhile as many as 188 Iranian-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) have reportedly been delivered to the naval force of the country’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
The delivery was made in a ceremony attended by IRGC Chief-Commander Salami, who, in a speech, reiterated that Iran has grown stronger day by day and reached self-sufficiency in the production of various pieces of equipment and military hardware.
IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri said in the ceremony that the new drones are able to take aerial photos of mobile and fixed naval targets during combat operations.
All the operations of the force are now being carried out using the home-made drones as the new UAVs join the fleet, he added.
Also during the ceremony, three new drones of Sepehrvertical take-off and landing (VTOL), Shahab-2, and Hodhod-4 VTOL were unveiled for the first time. According to the Rear Admiral, the three new drones can take off from naval vessels.
Mohajer-6 was another drone delivered to the force. It is an all-weather pilotless aircraft able to carry four missiles and having a range of 200 kilometers.
The other new products include two amphibious helicopters and four combat choppers armed with missiles.
IRGC Navy is in charge of securing Iran’s maritime borders in the Persian Gulf.