IRGC’s naval force unveils new missile site, hosting ballistic, cruise missiles

Iran’s IRGC unveils a new strategic missile site at an undisclosed location on March 15, 2021. (Photo by Fars news agency)

The naval force of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has unveiled a new strategic missile site at an undisclosed location, which hosts various types of advanced ballistic and cruise missiles.

The site was unveiled on Monday during a ceremony attended by the IRGC’s Chief Commander Major General Hossein Salami, Rear Admiral Alireza Tangsiri, the commander of the IRGC’s Navy, and a number of other high-ranking military officials and commanders.

During the ceremony, the IRGC’s Navy displayed different types of modern cruise and ballistic missiles systems with various ranges.

The IRGC forces also took delivery of new missile equipment and systems enjoying new operational capabilities, including precision firing from passive defense sites, launching mines at different ranges, 360-degree firing power, mobile launching, and the ability to counter electronic warfare. The new equipment will greatly increase the range and destructive power of the IRGC’s combat units.

All the delivered equipment has been designed and manufactured by competent Iranian specialists working with the Defense Ministry and knowledge-based companies as well as research and self-sufficiency units of the IRGC.

During the ceremony, the IRGC’s Navy also unveiled missile systems capable of changing target once the missile is fired.

The IRGC commander-in-chief in January unveiled one of the strategic underground missile cities all along its southern Persian Gulf coast.

IRGC chief cmdr.: Iran’s defensive capabilities greatly advanced under sanctions

Addressing the ceremony, the IRGC’s chief commander said the Islamic Republic has made great progress in its defense section despite tough sanctions imposed on it by Western countries.

“[Despite being] under sanctions, we have made major technological achievements in the defense industry,” the commander said, adding that the delivery of new equipment to the IRGC’s Navy during the current Iranian calendar year proved that the country’s defensive power is constantly growing by virtue of domestic capabilities.

He emphasized that the new achievements attained in the electronic warfare sector are considered to be among the components of the IRGC’s power.

Pointing to the importance of electronic equipment, Salami said that mechanical, technical and modern developments all rely on on electronic technology, noting electronic warfare could sometimes be a complete example of confrontation and superiority in this war that can destroy an important part of the enemy’s power.

Salami noted that communications, information and other sectors are also dependent on electronic technology and efforts in this regard can be tantamount to superiority for the country.

The IRGC’s chief commander said arrogant powers and enemies would face no fate but decline and destruction, adding that despite boasting about their achievements, the enemies are now frustrated and have failed in the real arena due to the Islamic Revolution’s resistance.

He emphasized that efforts to impede the promotion of Iran’s defensive power and undermine the country’s regional role are among the enemy’s main strategies vis-a-vis the Islamic establishment.

Pointing to the enemy’s all-out confrontation with Iran under the circumstances that it has failed to achieve its vicious plans, Salami pointed out that the Iranian nation has managed to strongly resist and overcome sanctions without any fear.