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    T-123456 Captain Staff Member International Mod

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    Iran eyes own tank production, instead of buying Russia's T-90

    Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 2
    By Umid Niayesh- Trend:

    Purchase of T-90 tank from Russia is not currently on Iran’s agenda, Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan, commander of the Iranian army's ground forces said, Mehr news agency reported Feb. 2.

    “The Russian T-90 tank is one of our favorites,” he said, adding however purchasing this tank was later abandoned considering Iran’s domestic capacities for producing tanks.

    “Iran currently plans to use its domestic capacities to meet its demand for tanks,” the commander said.

    http://en.trend.az/iran/politics/2488835.html

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    Revolutionary Guards conduct ballistic missile test



    DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran test-fired several ballistic missiles from silos across the country on Tuesday, the official website of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said, defying recent U.S. sanctions on its missile program.

    The test was intended "to show Iran's deterrent power and also the Islamic Republic's ability to confront any threat against the (Islamic) Revolution, the state and the sovereignty of the country", the website said.

    http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN0WA0UY

    Sepah media service, carried a statement confirming the missile tests, which come less than two weeks after elections in Iran delivered gains to politicians aligned with Hassan Rouhani, the country's moderate president.

    The Revolutionary Guards report to Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, not Rouhani, and their influence dwarfs that of the army and other armed forces.

    http://www.dailysabah.com/mideast/2...-a-move-to-show-readiness-to-confront-threats
     
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    Iran debuts Hamaseh unmanned aircraft

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    Iran has debuted a domestically developed and manufactured unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) that was first revealed in 2013, state media reported on 12 April.

    The Hamaseh/Hamasseh (Epic) is taking part in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps' (IRGC) 'The Great Prophet' military manoeuvres running from 12-14 April.

    The Hamaseh is billed as a high-altitude, long-endurance (HALE) strike and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance platform. Despite being touted as a HALE UAV, images of the Hamaseh shows it to be more in either the tactical or medium-altitude, long-endurance classes.

    The same images show what appears to be at least one underwing store, though this seems to be bolted to the wing rather than mounted on a conventional hardpoint. This would suggest that it is either a sensor of some description rather than a munition, or it is instead a mock-up. What appears to be a surface-search radar is mounted under the fuselage between the main landing gear, while a hump over the nose indicates provision for a satellite communications antenna.

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    http://www.janes.com/article/59484/iran-debuts-hamaseh-unmanned-aircraft
     
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    Myachiguy11 2nd Lieutenant

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    I never knew that Iran still had the revolutionary guard. After Hossain was through out of power, I thought the guard were disbanded. But apparently not. But cool info about the branches and the foreign suppliers. I wouldn't think that China or Russia still supplies them.
     
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    Iran's revolutionary guard is very notorious. They have their own ships, planes, vehicles and most importantly their own brain to make decisions with. They are different that the Iranian Armed Forces. I think that the IRGC at this point has become Iran's primary foreign policy tool in the Middle East. They are involved in Lebanon, Yemen, Syria, and some even say Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.
     
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    I had limited exposure to either, I only made my way to the Middle East twice, both time en route to East Asia, but my dealings with the Iranian Navy were always professional, cooperative and peaceful. Those guys behaved just like we did and wanted to end any source of tensions quickly and without delay.

    They knew we could kick their *ss and didn't want to give us a reason to.

    The IRGC on the other hand were a bunch of lunatics. They'd taunt us, threaten us, swarm, weave and swerve erratically in front of our boats, just being pests to let us know they are there and they should be taken seriously as a threat.

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    We didn't and don't fear them, but they were annoying as hell.
     
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