Pomp and Ceremony: Iran Army Day

Published April 19th, 2018 - 12:21 GMT

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Iran’s Army Day celebrated 18 April each year to show the country’s prowess in military armaments. This year is no different for Iran seeks to display her military technology in face of rivals such as Saudi Arabia and to show her presence in the region, foremost in Syria and in the backing of different Shiite militias in Lebanon, Iraq and backing the Houthis in Yemen. In attendance was Iranian president Hassan Rohani and Armed Forces Chief of Staff Mohammad Hussein Baqri. Newest technological equipments are on display such as the Kamin 2 and Sera 1 missile systems, radar systems, rapid reaction command and control systems, S-300 and S-200 missiles as well tanks, armoured vehicles and sniper rifles 

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Iranian soldiers play during a parade on the occasion of the country's annual Army Day on April 18, 2018 in Tehran. ATTA KENARE / AFP
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Image 1 of 6:  1 / 6Iranian soldiers play during a parade on the occasion of the country's annual Army Day on April 18, 2018 in Tehran. ATTA KENARE / AFP

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A military truck carries missiles during the military parade on Iran's Army Day on April 18, 2018 in Tehran. ATTA KENARE / AFP
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Image 2 of 6:  2 / 6A military truck carries missiles during the military parade on Iran's Army Day on April 18, 2018 in Tehran. ATTA KENARE / AFP

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Military brass band in full swing at Iran's Army Day on 18 April, 2018, ATTA KENARE / AFP
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Image 3 of 6:  3 / 6Military brass band in full swing at Iran's Army Day on 18 April, 2018, ATTA KENARE / AFP

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An Iranian military truck carries parts of a S-300 air defence missile system during a parade on the occasion of the country's annual army day on April 18, 2018, in Tehran.This is part of Iran's new military industrialization which is being revamped. ATTA KENARE / AFP
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Image 4 of 6:  4 / 6An Iranian military truck carries parts of a S-300 air defence missile system during a parade on the occasion of the country's annual army day on April 18, 2018, in Tehran.This is part of Iran's new military industrialization which is being revamped. ATTA KENARE / AFP

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More showcasing of Iran's missiles at Army Day 18 April, 2018. ATTA KENARE / AFP
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Image 5 of 6:  5 / 6More showcasing of Iran's missiles at Army Day 18 April, 2018. ATTA KENARE / AFP

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And then there are the towering helicopter's. April 18, 2018 in Tehran. ATTA KENARE / AFP
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Image 6 of 6:  6 / 6And then there are the towering helicopter's. April 18, 2018 in Tehran. ATTA KENARE / AFP

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Iranian soldiers play during a parade on the occasion of the country's annual Army Day on April 18, 2018 in Tehran. ATTA KENARE / AFP

Image 1 of 6Iranian soldiers play during a parade on the occasion of the country's annual Army Day on April 18, 2018 in Tehran. ATTA KENARE / AFP

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A military truck carries missiles during the military parade on Iran's Army Day on April 18, 2018 in Tehran. ATTA KENARE / AFP

Image 2 of 6A military truck carries missiles during the military parade on Iran's Army Day on April 18, 2018 in Tehran. ATTA KENARE / AFP

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Military brass band in full swing at Iran's Army Day on 18 April, 2018, ATTA KENARE / AFP

Image 3 of 6Military brass band in full swing at Iran's Army Day on 18 April, 2018, ATTA KENARE / AFP

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An Iranian military truck carries parts of a S-300 air defence missile system during a parade on the occasion of the country's annual army day on April 18, 2018, in Tehran.This is part of Iran's new military industrialization which is being revamped. ATTA KENARE / AFP

Image 4 of 6An Iranian military truck carries parts of a S-300 air defence missile system during a parade on the occasion of the country's annual army day on April 18, 2018, in Tehran.This is part of Iran's new military industrialization which is being revamped. ATTA KENARE / AFP

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More showcasing of Iran's missiles at Army Day 18 April, 2018. ATTA KENARE / AFP

Image 5 of 6More showcasing of Iran's missiles at Army Day 18 April, 2018. ATTA KENARE / AFP

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And then there are the towering helicopter's. April 18, 2018 in Tehran. ATTA KENARE / AFP

Image 6 of 6And then there are the towering helicopter's. April 18, 2018 in Tehran. ATTA KENARE / AFP

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