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Iran to Unveil Armed Robot with Missile-Launching Capability

12 April 2015 15:58


Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced the country’s plans to unveil a robot designed and built for military purposes which can carry loads and launch missiles at hostile targets.
“An armed 4*4 robot will be unveiled (on April 18 on the occasion of the Army Day in Iran) which is capable of carrying two missiles and 600kg of loads,” Pourdastan said in a press conference in Tehran on Sunday.

He also said that an ultra-light track vehicle which can travel at a maximum speed of 100km in bumpy roads and 130km in graveled roads will be unveiled on the Army Day.

In relevant remarks on Saturday, Pourdastan said that five new Iran-made weapons would go on display to the public on Wednesday.

Gen. Pourdastan said “a 23mm sniper rifle, a wheeled tank with a 90mm caliber cannon and three other achievements” would be unveiled on Wednesday.

The General stressed that Iran develops weapons based on the type and intensity of enemies’ threats to the country. “We monitor enemy’s threats and develop capacities accordingly in a bid to make those threatening us regret their action.”

Last month, the Iranian commander had informed of the country’s plans to unveil new state-of-the-art weapons on the Army Day.

“Today, threats have changed their face and we are experiencing proxy and partners wars in the region; therefore, we have tried to create the necessary capacities proportionate to these threats,” Pourdastan said in mid March.

“In area of hardware, we have built new weapons appropriate for these type of threats, and these weapons will go on display on April 18,” he added.

Also, in area of software, Iranian experts have studied new tactics in addition to the classic ones which were used during the Iraqi-imposed war (1980-1988), and our combat units have tried these new tactics, he added.

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

Iranian officials have always stressed that the country’s military and arms programs serve defensive purposes and should not be perceived as a threat to any other country.

Earlier in March, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced Iran’s plans to unveil a new home-made missile defense system, named ‘Talash (Endeavor) 3’, in mid April.

“Talash 3 defense system will be unveiled on April 18 on the occasion of the Army Day (in Iran),” Esmayeeli said.

Noting that the defense system has been fully manufactured by Iranian experts, he said, “The capability and might of the Armed Forces, specially Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base, will be displayed to the enemies again and we will once again see tumult among the ill-wishers.”

Esmayeeli stressed that Iran had the safest airspace in the Middle-East, and added that 3,600 spots were under the control and monitoring of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base in the country, while the number would soon increase to 5,000 spots.

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