Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Iran unveils major defense achievements

The Islamic Republic of Iran has unveiled six new major defense achievements on the occasion of the national Defense Industry Day.

The achievements, which were unveiled during a ceremony in the presence of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, included an enhanced version of fourth generation Fateh (Victory) 1D-110 missile, Armita flying laboratory, Bonyan (Foundation) 4 marine engine, Aras tactical vehicle, Vafa (Loyalty) mortar launcher as well as Shahed tapping and positioning system.

Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Reza Taqipour were also present at the ceremony which was held on Tuesday.

Referring to the Fateh 1D-110 missile, the Iranian defense minister said during the ceremony that, “This missile is one of the most precise and advanced ground-to-ground ballistic missiles with solid fuel and has played an influential role in enhancing the defensive prowess of the Islamic Republic over the past decade.”

Iran successfully test-fired the fourth generation of its indigenous Fateh 110 precision missile on August 4.

President Ahmadinejad is also scheduled to visit an exhibition of the latest achievements of the Defense Ministry and its related organizations, including the Iranian Aerospace Organization (IAO), Defense Industry Organization, Iran Electronics Industries, and Armed Forces Geographical Organization.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.

Iran has repeatedly assured other nations, especially regional neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence.

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