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Iran DM: Iran to Forcefully Increase Armed Forces’ Combat, Operational Power in New Year

15 March 2017 17:10

 

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced plans to bolster the country’s defense capabilities and the Armed Forces’ combat and operational power in the Iranian new year (to start on March 21).

New home-made weapons and equipment will be produced in the new year and “the combat and operational power of the Armed Forces will boost remarkably”, General Dehqan said on Wednesday.

He also referred to the achievements and measures adopted in the current year, and said the defense industries’ capacity in area of warfare tools and weapons has folded 45 times.

General Dehqan said that the defense industries have taken major steps in different missile, aerospace, telecommunications, electronics, optics and engineering fields in recent years.

His remarks came a few days after Iran unveiled the country’s newly-manufactured state-of-the-art tank named ‘Karrar’ and launched its mass-production line.

“The tank can compete with the most advanced tanks in the world in the three main areas of power, precision and mobility as well as maintenance and durability in the battleground,” General Dehqan said, addressing the ceremony.

Noting that the tank is equipped with electro-optical fire control system, laser rangefinder, ballistic computer and enjoys the capability to fire at stable and mobile targets in day and night, he said, “Karrar has the capability to fire missiles and precisely guide them (towards the target).”

General Dehqan added that the tank can also move through pits and rivers and is capable of moving even under water, and said Karrar is equipped with navigation and telecommunication systems and is resistant to electronic warfare.

He underscored that the tank is also equipped with armored protection resistant to different types of anti-armor weapons.

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