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Commander: Iran to Unveil New Hi-Tech Weapons in April

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TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced the country’s plans to unveil new state-of-the-art weapons on the Army Day in mid April.

“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 on Tuesday.

“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.

In relevant remarks earlier this month, 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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