Iran warplanes to dominate Tehran skies + Iran Army urged to be fully prepared

Dandelion Salad

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:37:06

Iran will show the world its military might on Thursday in the largest ever aerial parade to be conducted by the country’s Air Force.

On the occasion of the National Army Day in Iran, Tehran will be the scene of the country’s biggest ever Air Force military parade.

Nearly 200 aircraft including MiG-29, F4, F5 and F7 fighters and aerial refueling planes will dominate the skies starting at 8 am local time (0430 GMT), according to Fars news agency.

Both Iranian and foreign correspondents will cover the historic event.

Deputy Commander of Iran’s Air Force Mohammad Alavi is to command the air parade, which will be attended by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Iran’s National Army Day is on April 17.

h/t: ♫Sigrid


Iran Army urged to be fully prepared

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 18:59:16

The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has met Iran’s senior army commanders, calling on them to always be alert to protect the country.

“It is the duty of the armed forces to remain fully prepared in all conditions to protect the country and its sovereignty,” Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said in the Wednesday meeting, ahead of the National Army Day.

The Leader congratulated the country’s armed forces and affirmed that the army’s abilities have led to significant achievements.

At the beginning of the meeting, Army Commander Major-General Ataollah Salehi gave a report on Iran’s defense capabilities.

Iran’s National Army Day is on April 17.

h/t: ♫Sigrid

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