Iran to display home-made drones and missiles

Iran to display home-made drones and missiles
Mon Jul 8, 2013 19:58:48

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi has informed of country’s plans to unveil, test and assess its latest missile and drone productions in the near future.

The announcement was on the sidelines of the 4th Festival of Defensive Studies in Tehran on Monday.

Vahidi underlined Iran's advancements in different military fields, and said, "We have other achievements too which will be announced gradually".

Iran has taken wide strides in designing and manufacturing different types of light, semi-heavy and heavy weapons, military tools and equipment.

The Islamic Republic launched an arms development program during the 1980-88 Iraqi imposed war on Iran to compensate for a US weapons embargo. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and fighter planes.

Iran pursues its military programs for boosting its defense capabilities against foreign threats. The country has recently made giant advancements in aerospace industries, especially in designing and manufacturing drones.

In September, Iran announced that it has started using UAVs for its air defense units as part of its broader plans for improving country's air defense capability.

Also, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced on Wednesday that Iran plans to display a new UAV named Hazzem 3 in the near future.

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