Iran Marks National Army Day with Massive Parades
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Different units of the Iranian Army held massive military parades all over the country on Friday morning to mark the National Army Day.
In capital, the ceremony was held at the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, south of Tehran.
High-ranking officials, including President Hassan Rouhani, as well as senior military commanders were present at the ceremony.
A host of Army units put their latest achievements on display during the parades, believed by many military experts as an annual showcase for Iranian Army's latest weaponry and military progress.
The military parades saw units from the Ground Force, Navy, Air Force and Air Defense Force displaying a broad range of advanced equipment such as missiles, tanks, armored vehicles, rifles, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), fighter jets, radar systems and air defense missile systems.
In recent years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and has attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
Tehran has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to other countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.