Iranian Affairs | Page 37 | World Defense

Iranian Affairs

Persian Gulf

MEMBER
Joined
May 22, 2019
Messages
343
Reactions
97 1
Country
Iran
Location
United Kingdom
What is this supposed to mean?
It is about US sanctions against Zarif. That all Iranians are united against these sanctions (hardliners + reformists etc).

Jahromi (IT minister - very young and quite popular figure) + Zarif in the photo.
 

Persian Gulf

MEMBER
Joined
May 22, 2019
Messages
343
Reactions
97 1
Country
Iran
Location
United Kingdom
Iran seizes tanker smuggling fuel to Arab states in Persian Gulf

Iran has confiscated a foreign oil tanker in the Persian Gulf that was smuggling fuel to some Arab countries.

A commander with Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Ramezan Zirahi, told Fars news agency on Sunday that patrols from the IRGC’s Naval District 2 had seized the ship near the Persian Gulf island of Farsi on Wednesday night after intelligence gathering.

“The foreign vessel was receiving fuel from other ships and was transferring it to the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf,” he said, without naming countries. “700,000 liters of fuel have been seized and seven sailors, from different nationalities, have been detained.”

Zirahi said coordination for the detainment had been made with judicial sources.


Name and origin/flag of tanker not clear yet...
 

Persian Gulf

MEMBER
Joined
May 22, 2019
Messages
343
Reactions
97 1
Country
Iran
Location
United Kingdom
The seized tanker revealed to be Tanzanian-flagged "Topazis". Last known location was in India for scrapping, so sounds plausible to me that it was being used for illegal oil smuggling.
 

yavar

MEMBER
Joined
Jan 16, 2019
Messages
204
Reactions
83
Country
Iran
Location
Iran
Iran Army Navy Chief Admiral Khanzadi: IRIN Damavand_2 destroyer will be installed with Vertical launching system (VLS) and new Radars \3 naval ships and one hovercraft will join navy by end of the year (Persian year).

Iran’s Revived Destroyer to Be Equipped with Vertical Launch Missiles: Commander
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said the domestically made Damavand destroyer, which crashed into a jetty back in January last year, will return to service soon with vertical launch missiles installed on it.
Iran’s Revived Destroyer to Be Equipped with Vertical Launch Missiles: Commander - Defense news - Tasnim News Agency

 

Persian Gulf

MEMBER
Joined
May 22, 2019
Messages
343
Reactions
97 1
Country
Iran
Location
United Kingdom
Hope to see Asr 3D PESA + Eagle Eye radars installed on all future Mowj frigates (and retrofitted onto Sahand)

VLS also is fantastic news ?

And how could I forget modern Kamand CIWS.

From Jamaran to Damavand-2 in under 10 years - amazing progress and all indigenous.
 
Last edited:

Persian Gulf

MEMBER
Joined
May 22, 2019
Messages
343
Reactions
97 1
Country
Iran
Location
United Kingdom
IRGC Update:

"The IRGC Ground Force is working on various drone projects, the commander noted, saying the first unmanned aerial vehicle with both vertical and normal take-off and landing capabilities that has been produced by the organization will undergo a test in the Iranian calendar month of Mehr (September 23-October 22).

He added that the IRGC Ground Force has acquired the technology of active protection systems for tanks and that operational tests on the system has produced promising results.

The general further highlighted the “great achievements” in the sphere of jammers, saying that his forces have embarked on a “high-tech electronic warfare project” that will be unveiled later."


- VTOL UCAV in testing
- Reverse engineered Trophy APS showing good results in testing
- Progress in EW/jamming technology
- Project launched for portable 100km+ range anti-armour weapon
- Plans to extend range of UCAVs beyond 1000km
 
Last edited:

Scorpion

THINK TANK: SENIOR
Joined
Nov 27, 2014
Messages
3,748
Reactions
3,039 41
Country
Saudi Arabia
Location
Saudi Arabia

Scorpion

THINK TANK: SENIOR
Joined
Nov 27, 2014
Messages
3,748
Reactions
3,039 41
Country
Saudi Arabia
Location
Saudi Arabia
Hope to see Asr 3D PESA + Eagle Eye radars installed on all future Mowj frigates (and retrofitted onto Sahand)

VLS also is fantastic news ?

And how could I forget modern Kamand CIWS.

From Jamaran to Damavand-2 in under 10 years - amazing progress and all indigenous.
Nothing indigenous my friend. All that Iran possesses are modified Chinese North Korean Soviet systems.
 

Persian Gulf

MEMBER
Joined
May 22, 2019
Messages
343
Reactions
97 1
Country
Iran
Location
United Kingdom
Iran’s domestically-made passenger ship starts sailing from Qeshm

This photo by IRIB news shows the Almas Qeshm 1 off a dockyard in Qeshm Island in southern Iran on August 8, 2019.


Iran has unveiled a modern domestically-made passenger ship constructed in Qeshm Island south of the country as authorities seek to capitalize on a shipbuilding heritage existing in the region to sell the vessels elsewhere.

The Almas Qeshm 1 started its maiden voyage on Tuesday after s ceremony attended by Iran’s transportation minister Mohammad Eslami.

Local officials said the full-aluminum two-hull catamaran took some 16 months to build and benefitted from a “unique design”.



They said the ship takes 158 passengers and sails on a speed of 22 knots (around 40 kilometers an hour), helping to decrease the current sailing time between Qeshm and Bandar Abbas, a main port in southern Iran, to less than 45 minutes, according to the IRIB news.

The largest island in the Persian Gulf and one of the biggest in the world, Qeshm is totally dependent on passenger vessels to connect to Iran’s coastal cities and other islands in the region.

Authorities said a total of 39 ships with a capacity of 4,100 passengers were now operating in shipping lines between Qeshm and other areas.

Qeshm is also home to some of the largest and oldest shipbuilding yards in the Persian Gulf with several solely devoted to constructing oil tankers, container ships and offshore structures.

Afifipour said dockyards in Hormozgan province, where Qeshm is located, are capable of building passenger ships in any size, adding that Iran would no longer need to buy such vessels from other countries.

 

Top