Wednesday, November 18, 2015

NEZAJA 'Muhammad Rasulullah 3' military exercise

Iran media imager depicting NEZAJA 'Muhammad Rasulullah 3' ("Muhammad the Messenger of God 3") military exercise involving 177th Independent Infantry Brigade and 38th Independent Armored Brigade, taking place 17NOV15 at Iran's eastern city of Torbat-e Jam in Khorasan Razavi Province:

Main armament of NEZAJA T-72 type main battle tank

NEZAJA 2nd lieutenant (L) and 2nd warrant officer (R) atop T-72 main battle tank turret

NEZAJA T-72 type main battle tank firing main armament

NEZAJA T-72 type main battle tank alomngside technical equipped with ZU-23-2 autocannon

IRIAF Northrop F-5 Tiger II fighter-bombers of 141st TFS from Mashhad/Shahid Hashemi Nejad TFB-14

IRIAF Northrop F-5 Tiger II fighter-bombers of 141st TFS from Mashhad/Shahid Hashemi Nejad TFB-14

IRIAF Northrop F-5 Tiger II fighter-bomber of 141st TFS from Mashhad/Shahid Hashemi Nejad TFB-14

IRIAA Bell AH-1J International Cobra (209), serial 3-4437 (cn 26637) of Attack Squadron from 5th Support & Assault Group.

IRIAA Bell (Agusta) AB-206B JetRanger II of Reconnaissance Squadron from 5th Support & Assault Group

Ghods Mohajer (“Migrant”) type reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)

NEZAJA ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft twin-barreled autocannon

NEZAJA ZU-23-2 anti-aircraft twin-barreled autocannon

NEZAJA soldier equipped with RPG-7, with 2nd sergeant (R) looking on

NEZAJA corporal equipped with Iranian-manufactured G3-A3 battle rifle

NEZAJA soldier equipped with SPG-9 Kopye (“Spear”) 73 millimeter calibre recoilless gun

NEZAJA soldiers handling 73 mm round for SPG-9 recoilless gun

NEZAJA soldiers with machine gun belts, within infantry trench

NEZAJA marksmen equipped with Iranian-manufactured G3-A3 battle rifle fitted with telescopic sights

NEZAJA soldiers equipped with infantry mortar

NEZAJA soldiers equipped with DShKM type 12.7 mm heavy machine gun

Prepared position for recoilless guns, machine guns and hull-down technical

Simulated bombardment near road-bound NEZAJA BTR-60 armored personnel carriers

Foreground: NEZAJA Commander Brig. Gen. Ahmad Reza Pourdastan


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Photos: Islamic Republic News Agency and Mostafa Abbasi at Fars News Agency

7 comments:

Nader Uskowi said...

Artesh Ground Force wants to enhance its rapid reaction response capability along western and eastern borders to counter ISIL and other possible insurgents. They sure need that capability.

Anonymous said...

Russia which has the most competent military in the world is having hard time defeating the so-called IS. I wonder how this tin pot Iranian military with 1950's helmets, 1960's vintage aircraft and 1970's tanks can do much? Iran needs to upgrade it military and buy new equipment. The next IS threat is brewing in Afghanistan and will visit both Iran and Russia, just a question of time now. PBS Frontline documentary with Najibullah Qureishi was quite objective about the growing IS presence in Afghanistan with Pakistani ISI blessings. Iran should not be complacent and this is long term threat.

Anonymous said...

IS is not a conventional force and as such it cannot be defeated only by modern conventional arms So far in the war against IS Iran's tactics seems to be satisfactory. It stopped them in Iraq and taking back terretories and IS is on its hills.

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:57
Re " Russia having the most competent army "
IMy guess is that you probably never heard of the. U,S. military ,which. I think is the most capable force in the world .

Anonymous said...

In Hollywood movies for sure :)

Anonymous said...

Anon 05:09
Which military are you referring to ?

sh a said...

Trying to downplay the effectiveness of Iran's various weaponry by stating when their initial versions were first introduced in an attempt to put an over emphasis on their respective ages, is both irrational and futile.

The F-16 was first introduced in the 70's wasn't it? The AK-47 was first introduced almost 60 years ago was it not? yet the modern variations of both those respective weapons are both effective and practical in today's battlefields.

Although Iran does indeed utilize a variety of "older" weapons from the last couple of decades, the vast majority of those weapons have been modernized and optimized to the extent where they are still relevant in today's military scenarios.

Also, in regards to ISIS, they have a tendency to wage war in an unconventional manor, using mostly guerilla warfare methods, especially in urban combat situations. Iran's military is more than capable of repelling ISIS and the recent above mentioned military exercises are testaments to that fact.