Sunday, September 22, 2013

Sacred Defense Parades - 2013

Front view: procession of TEL-mounted IRGC-ASF MRBMs

Rear view: procession of TEL-mounted IRGC-ASF MRBMs

IRGC-ASF Ghadir-H medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM)

IRGC-ASF Sejil solid-fueled ballistic missile MRBM

IRGC-ASF Ghadir-F medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM)

Naze'at type artillery rocket tractor-trailer mounted launcher

Zelzal-1 heavy artillery rocket M-B L-series based launcher

IRGC-GF 2S1 Gvozdika type 122-mm self-propelled howitzer

Safir tactical vehicle fitted with snow track adapters

Kaviran-mounted Falaq type rocket launcher

Kaviran-mounted Falaq type rocket launcher

IRGC-N Kashdom IV inshore patrol boat fitted with AShM launchers

IRGC-N Kashdom IV inshore patrol boat fitted with AShM launchers

IRGC-N Zolfaghar inshore patrol boat fitted with AShM launchers
IRGC-N catamaran inshore patrol boat fitted with two ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft twin-barreled autocannons

IRGC-N catamaran inshore patrol boat fitted with two ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft twin-barreled autocannons

IRGC-N inshore patrol boat fitted with 107 mm MRLS and DShK HMG

IRGC-N inshore patrol boat fitted with 107 mm MRLS and DShK HMG

IRGC-N Ashura type mine laying boat

IRGC-N Ashura type mine laying boat

Iran mine warfare presentation

Iran mine warfare presentation

IRGC Noor AShM coastal launcher vehicle

IRGC AShM coastal triple-launcher vehicle

IRGC Raad mobile air defense system

Light tactical vehicles armed with Akhgar minigun and Shaher anti-material rifle

Nasr AGM variant and Fakur-90 AAM

KAB-1500L laser guided bomb

Shahab and Thamen radar antennas

M577 command post carriers envisioned as UN Peacekeeper vehicle

New uniform insignia, IRIAF UN Peacekeeper

T-72 main battle tank commander

IRI President Rouhani presides over Sacred Defense parade in Tehran

IRGC-N Mil Mi-17-1(Sh), reg SN-2102

IRGC-N Seraj-1 class (Bladerunner) high-speed patrol boat

IRIAF AAM training rounds, TFB.6

IRGC Mercedes L 911 tractor pulling trailer-mounted Shahab-2 tactical SRBM

IRGC Khalij Fars ("Persian Gulf") anti-ship quasiballistic missile (ASBM)

IRGC-N Mercedes-Benz L-series based launcher for Khalij Fars ASBM

Foreground: Naval RIM-66 Standard medium range surface-to-air missile (SAM)


IRIAA Bell (Agusta ) AB-206B JetRanger II multipurpose utility helicopter

IRI Fajr type MLRS mobile launcher platforms

Ghillie suit outfitted sniper equipped with Nakhjir (SVD) sniper rifle

NAJA Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT)

NAJA adapted late model Kawasaki Concours pursuit motorcycle

IRIA BTR-60 armored personnel carrier

Collection of Basij adapted sport and light dual-purpose motorcycles

Motorized Misagh MANPADS teams

Motorized Basij anti-riot teams

IRGC-ASF Shahab-2 tactical SRBM

IRGC-ASF Shahab-3 ('12 variant) MRBM

Bandar Abbas:
ATV-mounted IRI Marines

IRGC-N high speed patrol boat (HSPB) demonstration

Woman Basij auxiliaries on parade

IRIA motorized RPG type gunner teams

IRIA detachment armed with G3-A4 battle rifles

IRGC-GF motorized team member armed with Sayyad-2 (Steyr HS.40) anti-material rifle

IRIA DShK HMG gunner

Kurdistan (province):
IRIA detachment armed with G3-A4 battle rifles

Iranian chemical defense ensembles

IRGC personnel followed by Kurdish Basij

Iran military ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft twin-barreled autocannons

IRIA self-propelled 155 mm howitzer

IRGC cadre on parade

Newer issue helmet type

Honor to the fallen of Imposed War (1980-1988)

Video, Tehran Parade: 

Special thanks to M-AFT @IMF

Mehdi Motamed at ISNA
Mona Hoosbhebr at ISNA
Meghdad Madadi
Abolfazi Salmanzadeh at MEHR News Agency
Majid Asgaripour, Mahdi Bolourian, Majid Jamshidi, Moein Motlagh, Mohammad-Reza Dehdari, Rouhollah Kalantari and Hamid Reza Niko-Maram at FARS News Agency
Navid Tomcat at
Hosseiin Heidaipour and Nima Najafzadeh at Mashregh News Agency


Anonymous said...

It has been noted by the news agencies, that first time in its history, the Islamic Republic has shown around 30 balistic missiles; the Sejils, Ghadirs, during a parade at the same time.

Somehow authors of this blog "are not interested" to provide that kind of significant information...

Nader Uskowi said...

This post represents one of the most comprehensive coverage of the Sacred Defense Parade – 2013. And you still need to act as a fortuneteller trying to read our minds!

B.M.A said...


B.M.A said...


May the Almighty bless our brothers and sisters in the defense industries!!

Anonymous said...

Offtopic but you should report on this Mr.Uskowi:

Anonymous said...

I don't know, but could it be that Iran has implied that alone in the Tehran area, there are 30+ launching pads / possibilities ? Meaning all with solid fuel ? Meaning rapid launch ?.. You guys are the specialists, I am just guessing.

That could also mean, should there be any screwing around with Iran, It is Iran that will be penetrating and not the other way around. ;)

Whatever the case it was an impressive collection of hardware.

Anonymous said...

No country is a "FORTRESS".

Nader Uskowi said...

Iran has displayed 12 Sejil and 18 Ghadr MRBMs during the parade. In such parades you normally show a sample of what you have; I don’t know why they chose displaying 30 missiles. It’s too many missiles for display purposes, and too few missiles to show the country’s entire inventory. ISNA has quoted military officials as saying Iran has enough missiles to destroy U.S. carriers and warplanes in the region. Probably by displaying 30 missiles at the parade they wanted to be taken seriously.

mat said...

The Pentagon has admitted that the “lethality and effectiveness” of Iran's missile systems has improved and Tehran would present a “formidable force” while defending its territory.

According to a June 29 report by the Pentagon, “Iran has boosted the lethality and effectiveness of existing systems by improving accuracy and developing new submunition payloads” that “extend the destructive power over a wider area than a solid warhead,” Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

Congressional Research Service Iran analyst Kenneth Katzman said previous reports by the US government “always downplayed the accuracy and effectiveness of Iran’s missile forces.”

“The report [however], seemed pretty sober and respectful of Iran’s capabilities, crediting Iran with improving survivability,” Bloomberg quoted Katzman as saying.

Wed Jul 11, 2012 5:58PM GMT

TLAM_Strike said...

Wow they have one of those old Russian Osa missile boat "Ribbed Condom" style SS-N-2 anti-ship missile launchers. They must have taken that one off an Iraqi missile boat that defected in '91. Too bad there isn't a better shot of it, a picture of one of those in an Iranian parade would be comedic gold.

Anonymous said...

The islamic regime only barks when they know they aren't being attacked.Their main enemy is the Iranian nation.They war only against the Iranian nation.And those missiles are useless against the Iranian nation.I thank khomeini for revealing what a bunch of criminals and liars mullahs are.