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South Africa eyes Missile System Sale to Iran: Report

South Africa is seeking to sell surface-to-air missile system to the Islamic Republic of Iran, a report said. According to the report carried by mybroadband website on Saturday, South Africa has applied to the United Nations Security Council to sell missiles worth R1.5 billion ($118 million) to Iran. The report added that this will be […]

Iran Unveils New Homegrown Naval Cruise Missile

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced on Monday that a state-of-the-art naval cruise missile has been unveiled in an ongoing military maneuver staged by the Navy in waters south of the country. “Iran’s latest naval cruise missile dubbed ‘Nasir’ was successfully put into operation in the Navy’s war game,” Brigadier General Dehqan said […]

Iran Unveils New Weapons

Iran’s Defense Ministry unveiled five new military products on Monday, including a guided rocket and assault weapons, and officially started producing them in the assembly line. In a ceremony in Tehran on Monday, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan inaugurated the production line of the homegrown weapons. The weapons, designed and manufactured by Iranian experts, […]

Video: Iran unveils S-300 Missile System Parts

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran used its annual Army Day parade Sunday to showcase parts of a long-awaited air defence system ordered from Russia, a move likely to irk critics of the arms deal.

Russia to Ship Missile Systems to Iran Within Days

By John Lee. Russia will begin the shipment of the first batch of S-300 surface-to-air missile systems within days, reports The Diplomat. The country has also offered to license-produce the third-generation T-90s main battle tank in Iran, and both countries are said to be close to signing a contract for the co-production of Sukhoi Su-30 […]

Iranian Missiles – a Shield against Better Relations with US?

By Arash Karami, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The nuclear agreement between Iran and the six world powers ended a decade of tensions and saw for the first time in over three decades direct, bilateral negotiations between Iran and the United States. […]

Is Iran becoming a Major Regional Arms Producer?

By Abbas Qaidaari, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. The Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has been host to a special military and defense industry exhibition since March 5. Among the various countries displaying their goods, China has been particularly active. However, the perhaps most noteworthy […]

S-300 Missile Deal Still up in the Air

By Abbas Qaidaari, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. ‘Special messages’ aside, Iran’s S-300 missiles still up in air TEHRAN, Iran — Prior to his recent trip to Russia, Iran’s Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan announced that he will discuss the long-stalled […]

T-90 Tank Deal with Russia Is Off

By John Lee. A senior military officer has said that Iran is no longer interested in buying T-90 battle tanks from Russia, and plans to supply its armoured needs through domestic production. Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan told Fars News Agency on Tuesday: “We were once interested in buying the Russian tanks. […]

Are Reported Iran-Russia Arms Deals Genuine?

By Abbas Qaidaari, for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s foreign policy has experienced many developments following the signing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with six world powers on July 14. The most significant of these changes is perhaps how Russia […]

Russia to Fulfill Contract for S-300 Missiles

Russia and Iran are reported to be proceeding with a contract for Moscow to supply Tehran with S-300 surface-to-air missile systems. Tehran signed an $800-million contract with Moscow in 2007, but Russia postponed delivery in 2010 after the U.N. imposed strict sanctions on Iran. Russia’s RIA Novosti quoted Rostec chief Sergei Chemezov as saying: “The […]

Russia, Iran to Sign S-300 Contract Soon

By John Lee. Russia and Iran will sign an agreement for the delivery of advanced Russian-built S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems “soon,” Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov reportedly said on Wednesday at the Russian Arms Expo 2015. He added that all political questions involved in the Iran S-300 deal have been solved, a possible reference […]

Video: Iran Unveils New Missile

From AFP. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iran Business News. Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani unveiled the country’s latest domestically produced ballistic missile on Saturday, the Fateh 313, saying such weapons are necessary for defence in the Middle East: