Iran

Satellite photo of mock Iranian Nimitz-class carrier used as a target in IRGC drills. Click to enlarge

Al Dhafra, Al-Udeid go on temporary alert during Iranian ‘attack’ on mock Nimitz-class carrier

U.S. regional bases put on alert as Iranian drills target a mock U.S. Nimitz-class carrier

Iran moves mock aircraft carrier to sea amid US tensions

Iran moves mock aircraft carrier to sea amid US tensions

Amid mounting tensions, Iran practises more naval drills simulating the sinking of a mock U.S. carrier. Includes video

Israel Leaking Evidence of Its Involvement in Covert Iran Bombing Campaign that Threatens to Spark a Wider War

Israel’s campaign against Iran may be entering a new and dangerous phase

Iran Aims To Build Up Syria And Iraq’s Air Defenses To Thwart Israeli Airstrikes

Iran will have its work cut out, as Israel will undoubtedly try to prevent the deployment with pre-emptive strikes. But if Iran succeeds its regional standing will be massively enhanced.

The Perfect Storm

We’ve already had a glimpse of what the future may involve. However, social distancing and lockdowns are mild forerunners of what might be in store.

The Khordad-3 air defense system that reportedly used to shoot down the U.S. Global Hawk. Click to enlarge

Iran to deploy two air defense missile systems to Syria: report

A nightmare prospect for Israel which it will do its utmost to prevent

Warehouse after it was damaged at the Natanz nuclear facility. Click to enlarge

Sabotage theory heats up after more explosions in Iran

After a string of suspicious fires and explosions, speculation mounts that Iran is the target of an international sabotage campaign

Irania developed, probably using Russian T-90 as a template, Karrar tank. Click to enlarge

Sorry, Russia: Iran is Building Their Own Domestic Tanks Now

Iran to mass produced a new main battle tank that is on par with Russia’s T-90, which may have been used as a template for the new Iranian tank

Why Iran won’t be broken

The Islamic Republic has weathered sanctions and the Covid-19 storm and is on the cusp of a US-defying manufacturing revolution. Pepe Escobar explains

Trump was prepared to back Israeli strike on Iran, Bolton says

According to John Bolton’s forthcoming book on his time as National Security Advisor, President Trump was prepared to back an Israeli strike on Iran

The longer range missiles successfully hit their target at a range of 280 kilometres. Click to enlarge

Iran Navy successfully test-fires new-generation cruise missiles during drills

New generations of Iranian anti-ship missiles accurately hit targets at a distance of 280 kilometres

Air Force sends F-35s to Middle East to possibly deter Iran

As far as U.S. planners are concerned, Iran is still very much on the radar screen. So this deployment is no doubt in anticipation of a sudden resurgence in tension

A satellite image of the mock aircraft carrier. Click to enlarge

Report: Iran builds fake aircraft carrier for drills

Iran has reportedly built a replica of a U.S. aircraft carrier, complete with dummy aircraft on its deck, to practise naval drills

The robot submarine, known as a UUV (Uncrewed Underwater Vehicle) is quite large, loosely comparable to those being prototyped for the U.S. Navy and Royal Navy. Click to enlarge

Mystery Submarine May Reveal A Major New Capability For Iran

Adding a new dimension to Iran’s defences, the Unmanned Underwater Vehicle means Iran joins Britain and the U.S. as one of the few nations with UUVs

Screen shot of IRGC Navy patrol boat from a video taken be crew memeber of the USS Nitze. Click to enlarge

U.S. Navy Warns Iran: We Will Open Fire if You Get Too Close

U.S. Navy warns Iranians not to come within 100 meters of its warships or risk being fired on

Iran said the Konarak (pictured) had been towing a target into place for the Jamaran to fire at, but remained too close afterwards - causing the missile to lock on to it by mistake

Training Mishap Leaves 19 Iranian Sailors Dead

Iranian navy accidentally shoot one of their own warships with a missile during training exercise, killing 19 and leaving 15 injured

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Iranian Navy Building New Submarines And A 6,000-Ton Destroyer

Given that it is now proficient in building indigenous light submarines and frigates, Iran is now contemplating building vessels to rival the biggest and best in the West

The IRGC's locally developed Qased (Courier) launch vehicle carrying the first Iranian military satellite into orbit. Click to enlarge

IRGC’s Noor-1 satellite: A new chapter in Iran’s defense power

Iran’s recent satellite launch wasn’t just its first military satellite in orbit. It also marks a breakthrough in missile technology that has probably alarmed the Pentagon

Trump Raises the Stakes with Iran

Trump Raises the Stakes with Iran

Trump issues order to “shoot down and destroy” Iranian gunboats if they harrass U.S. Navy vessels

Picture provided by IRNA on April 22, 2020 shows part of the Qased satellite carrier used by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) to launch Nour (Light)-1, Iran’s first military satellite, into the Earth’s orbit.

Iran ‘launches military satellite into orbit’ amid tensions with US

Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps said on Wednesday it has successfully sent a military satellite into orbit.