click photos to enlargePresiding over the podium this year: Major General Seyed Hassan Firuzabadi. (President Ahmadinejad is in New York City to address the UN General Assembly.)
Podium lineup: Note positions of NAJA Commander Brig. Gen. Moghadam and Basij Commander Naghdi, as well as the position of IRIADF Commander Mighani.
Foreign military observers of the parade
Twenty ballistic missiles were reportedly paraded, including 4 Sejils, 8 Shahabs, 4 Fatah-110s and 4 ZelZal SSMs.
Sejil MRBM and TEL
Crotale-Sagheb Taqheb short-range anti-air missile system
Iranian M113 APCs envisioned as UN peacekeeping forces
Karrar UCAV in IRGCAF combat livery
Sofreh Mahi mockup in IRIAF demonstrator colors
T-33 mockup, context unknown.
Possibly the "Hod Hod" UAV
T-72 MBT equipped with standoff armor
Iranian T-55 tanks rumble through the city of Isfahan
M577 Armored Command Post Carrier, followed by FV101 Scorpion light tanks and BMP-2 IFVs.
Iranian military buggy armed with DshK HMG
Motorized sniper teams armed with the Steyr HS .50
ATV combat teams armed with AA mount MGA3
general purpose machine gun and RPG-7
ATV combat teams armed with the Misagh SAM. Note improved outfitting.
Elite IRGC paratroopers equipped with the S-5.56
Elite IRGC assault troop equipped with MPT9S SMGs
IRGC cadre equipped with S-5.56 assault rifles
IRGCN Ensigns equipped with KLS (AKM) assault rifles
Basij equipped with KLS (AKM) assault rifles
Basij Ashura unit armed with Beretta PM12S SMGs
Battle rifles equipped with high-powered scopes
Note: "Ey Iran" patriotic song sung as "Ey Islam."
Mahdi Mar Marizad at FARS News Agency
Fereidoon Ghorbani at Borna News Agency
Chavosh Homavandi at JamejamOnline.ir
Amir Hossein Zolfaghari at Iranian Student's News Agency
Mehr News Agency
Islamic Republic News Agency
Iran International Photo Agency
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