The 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution will be commemorated with 4 major exhibitions showcasing the military achievements of the country, Spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi said.
Shekarchi announced that the armed forces of the Iranian army, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Police, and Basij have planned 4 big exhibitions to showcase the country’s achievements in the 40 years since the victory of the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
He added that one of these exhibitions is dedicated to the country’s latest military achievements, which will be organized by the Ministry of Defense at Tehran's Grand Mosalla on 31 January, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
According to him, the exhibition will showcase over 560 types of domestically-produced defense equipment in the areas of missile systems, telecommunications, electronics, security and law enforcement.
The General also noted that another exhibition will showcase the Air Force’s achievements in the areas of helicopters, as well as various types of aircraft, fighter jets and drones.
Shekarchi further stressed that Iran’s defense capabilities are not restricted to its missile program, adding that while the country’s defense power poses no threats to its neighbors, any act of aggression against the Islamic Republic will not remain unanswered.
In November 2018, Iran showcased a part of its military and defense capabilities at a defense industries' exhibition in the Pakistani port city of Karachi.
Iranian Army Deputy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, heading a senior military delegation from Tehran, participated in the opening ceremony of the defense industries’ exhibition in Pakistan on November 27.
On the sidelines of the opening day, Rear Admiral Sayyari held meetings with a number of Pakistani Commanders and military officials.
In relevant remarks on November 19, Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi underlined that his country had decreased the time needed for manufacturing destroyers to less than two years, adding that a new destroyer and a submarine would be delivered to his forces soon.
“Today, we enjoy the capacity to build destroyers in a time span of less than two years and we are making efforts to reduce it to less than one year,” Rear Admiral Khanzadi said in an interview with the Arabic-language al-Alam news channel.
He added that a new home-made destroyer named Sahand that carries helicopters, and a new domestically-manufactured submarine named Fateh would join the Iranian navy in the near future.
“Fateh will be a surprise for the trans-regional threats and they (the enemies) should wait for its delivery to the Islamic Republic’s Navy,” Rear Admiral Khanzadi said.
Late in July, Rear Admiral Khanzadi announced that the construction jobs and naval tests on the home-made destroyer, Sahand, were also being accomplished, adding that it would be put into operation by the end of this fall along with Dena.
“Fateh submarine which is the first mid-class submarine built by the Islamic Republic of Iran will also be unveiled soon,” Rear Admiral Khanzadi said.
He also referred to efforts to overhaul Damavand, a destroyer which sunk in the Caspian Sea in January after it suffered damages during the stormy weather of Anzali Port in Northern Iran, and said overhaul of the giant vessel would end by the yearend “and it will have the same, and even more, capabilities in less than two years”.