Iran Celebrates National Army Day with Military Parades

Iran Celebrates National Army Day with Military Parades

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Troops from all units of the Iranian Army held massive military parades across the country on Monday morning to mark the National Army Day.

In the capital Tehran, a ceremony was held near the mausoleum of the late founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Imam Khomeini, with high-ranking officials and senior military commanders in attendance.

In the event, participated by President Ebrahim Raisi, units from the four divisions of the Army, namely the Ground Force, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Air Defense, displayed their equipment.

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 were put on display.

The parades, known as an annual showcase for the Iranian Army's latest achievements and equipment, were held across the country.

Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.

Iran maintains that its military might poses no threat to the regional countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.

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