Detailed Overview Of Iran’s Weapon Supply To IRGC
On July 7, Iran held a ceremony that saw the delivery of modern equipment and weapons to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Ground Force.
For the first time, Iran unveiled the ground-launched version of the “Almas” anti-tank guided missile (ATGM). Previously, an air-launched version of the Almas ATGM, with a range of the 8 kilometers, was shown last year. These missiles were adopted as part of the weapons complex of the Iranian reconnaissance and strike UAVs.
Almas’ ground-launcher is almost an identical copy of the Israeli Spike ATGM.
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The IRGC ground forces also received new Iranian guided missile systems with missiles in large launch pod containers. They are another example of advanced systems developed on the border between operational and tactical missile systems and large-caliber MLRS with guided missiles.
Another rocket shown during the ceremony is similar in size to a Fajr-4 333-mm guided missile or a Fateh-110 610-mm short-range attack missiles.
A locally-upgraded AH-1 Cobra attack helicopter armed with the locally-made Qaem-114, a copy of the US AGM-114 Hellfire, was showcased.
Photo showing various Iranian-made mines.
IRGC were supplied with another batch of Iranian reconnaissance and strike UAVs Mohajer-6 equipped with Qaem guided missiles.
Light reconnaissance VTOL UAVs.
Multicopter used to drop small bombs or mines.
In the foreground is an SUV with a universal launcher for various rockets from 107-mm Fajr-1 to 333-mm Falagh-2. In the background, it seems to be SUVs with a dual launcher for the Dehlaviyeh ATGM, an Iranian copy of the ” Cornet”.
A new batch of Iranian Toufan armored vehicles:
A new batch of Iranian Aras 2 SUVs, including those with an installed 81-mm automatic mortar (an Iranian variation of the ” Cornflower”)
Russian KAMAZ trucks:
Autogyros of combat and evacuation types were also presented.
Various small arms:
Sources: IRIB, Fars, YJC, DEFApress, Mohammad Taheri and Mohammad Shaltouki
Such high-profile ceremonies for the weapons supply, and demonstration of the weapons renovation of are often used to create news hook that may be aimed at:
- disinformation of the enemy with providing of inaccurate data on the types or quantity of weapons
- deterring of possible aggressive actions by the enemy.
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