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Iran Working to Increase Penetration Power of Military Warheads

6 April 2016 19:44



Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced plans to boost the penetration and destructive power of missile payloads along with the much improved precision-striking capability.

“Concurrently with its efforts to increase the precision-striking power of its weapons systems, the defense ministry has also paid attention to boosting the destructive and penetration power of different weapons’ warheads and has put on its agenda the acquisition of the technical know-how to produce Octogen explosive materials and Octogen-based weapons,” General Dehqan said, addressing a ceremony to inaugurate a plant which produces the new generation of explosive materials (Octogen) in Tehran on Wednesday.

Octogen (HMX) is used exclusively for military purposes to implode fissionable … as a component of rocket propellant, and as a high explosive buster charge.

Blasting certain western states for creating conditions in which no country that masters the technical know-how helps Iran, General Dehqan said, “We should endeavor to reinvigorate our infrastructures in the defense industries, reduce dependence and use domestic industries.”

In relevant remarks on Monday, the Iranian defense minister underscored the need for increasing the country’s power and might to confront enemies’ plots.

“We should strengthen ourselves to the level that we can prevent failure and acquire victory over our enemies,” General Dehqan said in Tehran, addressing defense ministry managers on the occasion of the Iranian new year (started on March 20).

He described the resistance economy as an effective way for the country to earn maximum power.

His comments came after Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on March 20 called on people and officials to double efforts to improve economy and turn the threats into opportunities.

“The main issue is that the Iranian nation should be able to do something to bring its vulnerabilities to zero point, and we should have the art of using opportunities and turning threats into opportunities,” Ayatollah Khamenei said in his message after the start of the Iranian New Year.

He underlined that improvement of economy is the country’s main priority, and said increasing national production, creating jobs and fighting recession are among the issues which should receive attention in the New Year.

Ayatollah Khamenei described the resistance economy as the remedy to all economic problems and the way to stand against enemies’ threats and create opportunities, and said, “Therefore, what I choose as the slogan of this year is ‘the resistance economy; action and implementation’.”

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