Iran’s Army, Navy, Air Force, and Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base took part in a nationwide military parade last week.
In Tehran, President Hassan Rouhani and Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) officers, attended the parade near the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, also referred to as the holy shrine.
During the parade, the Iranian Armed Forces presented new defense achievements and unveiled new military hardware for the modern battlefield.
In particular, Iranian media published several photos of a new unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) with a rocket launcher mounted on top.
Another photo shows an anti-drone rifle that is designed to disable or knock out the navigation system of an enemy drone.
TV footage also showed MiG-29, F-4 Phantom and F-14 Tomcat fighters soaring above the parade area. More footage showed AH-1 Cobra and CH-47 Chinook helicopters.
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There were reports of missiles, submarines, armored vehicles, radars, and electronic warfare systems showcased at the event.
In the south, the Navy’s warships practiced attacking and defensives maneuvers in the waters of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.
Speaking at the parade, President Rouhani criticized America’s hostile policies against Iran, the latest of which saw the Trump administration designate the IRGC — as a “foreign terrorist organization.”
The Iranian president described the designation as an “insult to all (Iranian) Armed Forces, and an insult to the great Iranian nation.”
Rouhani said Iran’s Armed Forces pose no threat against regional nations.
He added that Iran will defend the homeland against Western invaders using the weapons showcased at the parade.
Rouhani noted that the Trump administration is irritated with Iran’s Armed Forces, Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement, Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha’abi fighters and Yemen’s Popular Committees due to their abilities to efficiently combat American proxy armies across the Middle East.
“The Americans and their stooges in the region and the Zionist regime could not imagine that regional nations with the help of Iran, its Armed Forces and the IRGC could annihilate all their proxies, i.e. terrorists, in the Middle East,” he said.
So maybe the new military hardware showcased at the parade could soon find itself on a modern battlefield fighting against American proxy armies.