Thursday, September 24, 2009

Iranian Chemical Defense Equipment

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Above: Chemical defense ensembles worn by members of the Iranian armed forces, include protective mask and chemical overgarment (pants and hooded jacket) in desert 6-color camo, desert 3-color camo, or olive drab.

Close up of a decontamination nozzle fixed atop a chemical defense vehicle.

Inside details of decontamination vehicles. (Container truck sidings have been removed for purposes of parade visibility.)

Iran has extensive combat experience as a target of Saddam Hussein's chemical warfare campaigns, during the Imposed War (1980-88).

On display at the 2009 Sacred Defense Parade in Tehran.

Photos: Borna News Agency, Sami Hozni, IRNA,

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