Iran: Upgrade for Islamic Republic’s air, land and missile forces

Enhancements to the Islamic Republic’s armed forces have been unveiled, with deputy defence minister Reza Mozaffari-Nia on 16 July announcing plans to provide up to 800 new or modernised tanks for the Iranian Army (Artesh) and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). It is not clear over what timescale the tanks will be provided or what the split will be between new and refurbished models. Iran claims to build up to 60 tanks a year, with the most recent addition to the production line being the Karrar (Striker) tank, unveiled in March 2017. 2nd August 2018, Issue 1,064. Read more

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