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  1. Iran Conducts Static Test Of Satellite-Carrying Rocket

    January 15, 2022 The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) tested a solid-fuel space rocket engine on January 13, according to the commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force. According to Hajizadeh, the satellite carrier was constructed out of a composite m ...

  2. Iran Space Launch Fails To Put Payloads Into Orbit

    December 31, 2021 An Iranian defense ministry spokesperson confirmed that a rocket launched on December 30 failed to deliver its three satellite payloads into orbit. The Simorgh space launch vehicle had not reached the speed necessary to enter orbit. The ...

  3. Iran Fires Ballistic, Cruise Missiles In Gulf War Games

    December 21, 2021 The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Navy fired ballistic missiles and at least five cruise missiles in war games in the Persian Gulf on December 21, according to Iranian state media. The IRGC's overall commander, Hossein Sa ...

  4. Iran's Revolutionary Guard Says 2 Members Killed In Fire

    September 27, 2021 A fire from an unknown source damaged an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) facility on September 26, killing two IRGC personnel and injuring at least one other. The facility near Tehran is operated by the IRGC Research and Self-S ...

  5. U.S. Drops Sanctions on Three Iranians, Says Move Not Linked to Talks to Revive Nuclear Deal

    July 3, 2021 The U.S. Treasury Department announced on July 2 that it was lifting sanctions on the Iranian nationals Behzad Ferdows, Mehrzad Ferdows, and Mohammad Reza Dezfulian, whom the Treasury Department had designated in September 2020 under an execu ...

  6. Pentagon Tracked Failed Iranian Satellite Launch and New Images Reveal Tehran Is Set to Try Again

    June 23, 2021 Oren Liebermann and Zachary Cohen According to U.S. defense officials, the U.S. Defense Department monitored a failed attempt by Iran to launch a satellite on June 12. The officials said that they had yet to determine why and at what stage t ...

  7. Iran Holds Naval Exercise Near Sensitive Strait of Hormuz

    September 10, 2020 The Iranian Navy started the three-day Zolfaghar 99 military exercise over two million square kilometers between the Indian Ocean and the Strait of Hormuz. The exercise involves drones, missiles, and warships as well as shore-to-sea and ...

  8. Iran Showcases Domestically Manufactured Industrial Parts at Defense Exhibition

    September 4, 2020 Orkhan Jalilov Iran's defense ministry showcased ground combat equipment and components for helicopters, communication and radar systems, and the aerospace, aviation, and marine industries at an exhibition in Tehran. Iranian Defense ...

  9. Iran Claims to Have Built Underground "Missile Cities" on Gulf Coast

    July 6, 2020 Rear Admiral Ali Reza Tangsiri, who heads the Navy of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), claimed that Iran had established "missile cities" along its southern coast on the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, as well as off ...

  10. Iran Investigates Large Explosion near Key Military Site

    June 25, 2020 Aresu Eqbali and Sune Engel Rasmussen Iranian authorities are investigating an explosion at or near the Parchin military base, a large complex east of Tehran that develops and produces missiles, rockets, and ammunition. Iranian Defense Minis ...

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