Commander: Iran Building Special Artillery System

Iran Building Special Artillery System

Commander of the Iranian Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced that the country’s engineers are building a new type of advanced artillery system which will be unveiled in the near future.

Addressing a ceremony to unveil 5 new achievements of the Ground Force in Tehran on Sunday, Pourdastan said that the Iranian experts have started building an artillery system with special features.

He said that the system will be unveiled soon in future.

Elsewhere, Pourdastan laid emphasis on increasing the weapons and equipment capability and efficiency as among the main objectives of the Ground Force, and said, “We seek to decrease the forces’ density in every square kilometer to reduce the casualties and increase the costs for the enemy.”

He also described boosting the speed, preciseness and fire power of weapons and equipment’s flexibility and mobility as among other objectives of the Ground Force.

In relevant remarks in August, Lieutenant Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard said that the Iranian Armed Forces are promoting their capabilities in electronic warfare, adding that the country is now equipped with advanced radars, missiles and artilleries.

“Today, the (Khatam ol-Anbia) base is standing against the enemies as a lever of deterrence using the equipment and achievements” gained by the young people working in the country’s defense organizations, Sabahifard said in Tehran.

“Today, despite the sanctions, we have reached good results in electronic warfare as well as the production of radar, missile and artillery tools, systems and equipment,” he stressed.

In relevant statements in October, a senior Iranian military commander said Iran’s defense forces have promoted their electronic and IT capabilities because future threats and war on Iran will most likely be electronic and cyber war.

“The future wars will not be similar to the war during the 8 years of the Sacred Defense (i.e. Iraqi imposed war on Iran in 1980s) and we may enter face an intense and vast atmosphere of electronic war,” Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli told FNA at the time.

The commander said the Iranian defense forces are promoting their capabilities to cope with the existing threat, and stated, “Therefore, we were necessitated to have our detection and identification systems equipped with different frequency bands and now they have this capability.”

Tehran 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.

Yet, 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.

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