NEZAJA on 26SEP15 during Sacred Defense Week put on display military technology achievements of Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization of the Iranian Army," with claimed deliveries to operational units. Below are Iranian media imagery related to the event:
Teaser image of eight-wheeled AFV based on a modified BTR-60 armored personnel carrier with BMP-2 turret and main armament.
Sarir 4x4 armored personnel carrier (APC). This AFV type was originally unveiled in early 2012.
BTR-60 armored personnel carrier fitted with what appears to be Sedad type 23mm gun (ZU-23-2 with electro-optical sight and stabilizer). If so, this type originally unveiled at previous Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization ceremony in August 2012.
9M133 Kornet launcher produced locally under name of "Dehlavie." This type has been displayed since at least as far back as July 2012.
Displayed missile of the Dehlavie ATGM system
Bostan 122 mm and Karkhe 107 mm disposable rocket launchers, claimed manufactured with composite material
Howeizeh SPG. This type, essentially a refurbished M109, was originally unveiled at previous Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization ceremony in August 2012.
Two Howeizeh SPG units on tank transporters manufactured in Iran
NEZAJA Commander Brig. Gen. Pourdastan with a Shaher 14.5mm anti-material sniper rifle. This type was originally unveiled at previous Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization ceremony in August 2012.
Photos: Islamic Republic News Agency, Mehdi Bolourian at Fars News Agency, Abolfazi Arabjavadi at Mehr News Agency
It would be interesting to see how Iranians can partially reorganize their regular army as an asymmetric counter-terrorism ( read counter-Taliban and counter-ISIL) rapid deployment force .Effectively fighting terrorist groups such as takfiri/Wahabis , requires a decided shifting away from conventional tactics and delving deep into unorthodox warfare.
These weapons are well suited for asymmetrical warfare and a good effort for sure. The Iranian Kornet E has proved in its worth in skilled Hezbollah and Ansarollah hands with devastating results, just ask the Zionists and Saudis. Over 95% confirmed hits and even knocked out Merkava, Abrams M1, Bradleys, AMX-30 and French Le Clerc heavy tanks.
Dear Anon 04:16
The last time I checked the news , it wasn't the Merkavas who were threatening the peace and innocent civilians in the region .
Last time I checked, and any time since Merkavas were first produced they have been continually threatening the peace and civilians of the region. The Merkava's destroyed by the Kornet E were invading, yet again, one of their neighbors. Back to topic. This period of isolation Iran has endured has been a fascinating example of how a country can achieve respectable results in self sufficiency. In many sphere's. Not least its defense industry.
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