The commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards said that to the Russian news agency “in terms of military potential, the Iranian armed forces are absolutely leading in the Middle East, especially in the production and storage of missiles and military drones. It is one of the leading powers in the region or the world today. To those countries that have always viewed Iran as a displeasing in their eyes, the level of military potential of our country that has been sanctioned in many areas seems very meaningful, and it also impresses them. What is strength? It is still making opponents feel intimidated in the endless predicament, which is called strength!”.
Iran’s military research and development companies and institutions have been sanctioned by Western countries for more than 40 years. Nevertheless, Iran launches new domestic weapons and equipment every year, especially a series of advanced anti-ship missiles, anti-aircraft missiles, ballistic missiles, and attack drones developed by Iran itself, which demonstrates Iran’s strong military development strength.
According to the official data provided by the Iranian Armed Forces, as of the end of 2020, the Iranian Armed Forces have produced and stocked at least 20,000 advanced missiles of various types including anti-ship missiles, air defense missiles and ballistic missiles, and about 4,000 have been used in various conflict. In addition, Iran has also stockpiled 3,000 new tanks and fighting vehicles, as well as thousands of artillery and rocket launchers of various calibers.
Such a large amount of heavy weapons reserves is enough to ensure that the Iranian armed forces respond to a large-scale local armed conflict. According to the combat plan and deployment made by the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, all 20,000 stock missiles and 4,000 drones will be used in the Strait of Hormuz to ensure that the Strait of Hormuz is a strong maritime traffic route.
The land is in the hands of the Iranian armed forces. Once the Strait of Hormuz faces war, Iran’s anti-ship missiles, anti-aircraft missiles, ballistic missiles and those ready-to-launch attack drones will quickly launch attacks from all directions, and use actual actions to prove what strength and what Called combat power?