Thursday, April 18, 2013

National Artesh Day

Today Iran celebrated the National Artesh (military) Day. During the annual parade in Tehran, the Artesh unveiled a new version of its Mersad Air Defense System, Mersad 2, as well as drones named Hazem 3 and Ya Zahra 3.

The Mersad is a mid-range system capable of hitting airplanes in low and mid altitudes, comprised of target tracing and tracking radars, soft and hardware networks, launch pads for missiles and a command and control center.

The drones are long-range aircraft designed for targeting and reconnaissance operations and carrying cargo, said Brig. Gen. Farzad Esmaili, commander of Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base. (Fars News Agency, 18 April)

Also on display in today’s parade were Fakour and Qader air-to-surface missiles; Shahab, Thamen and Matla' al-Faj radar systems; Nazeat 60 and Nazeat M10 missile launching system; as well as Zelzal and Qased missiles. 


Anonymous said...

Interestingly enough for the first time 'Iran ey sarayeh omid' and 'Ey Iran' were played during the parade.

This regime isn't well known for being pro-nationalist, rather pro-islamist. Might have something to do with Mashaei

Anonymous said...

They sang "Ey Islam" not "Ey Iran"
And if they did sing those songs doesn't mean
they're nationalist but opportunists in the art
of tricking the people into believing they are.
Besides what has Mashaei got to do with IRI parade?

Anonymous said...

Great day for Iran and its proud armed forces.

mat said...

The marking of the 34 long wasting years of the U.S.'s 'hollow barking' and Israel's 'beating the empty drums of war' against a new superpower of the whole region of the Middle East, the great nation of the Islamic Republc of IRAN.

Anonymous said...

Cobblers :o)