Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour underlined IRGC’s progress in building state-of-the-art weapons and equipment, and said the artilleries used by the IRGC enjoy the highest level of precision targeting possible.
“At present, strategies are centered on using one bomb or missile for one target and today we are witnessing that our artilleries enjoy pin-point precision targeting capability with the help of laser-guided Krasnopol rounds,” Pakpour said, addressing a forum on the superior ammunitions of the Ground Force in Tehran on Wednesday.
He stressed that Iran is now moving towards the doctrine of one artillery round, bomb or missile for one target, adding that such a capability will both strengthen the Iranian forces’ morale and weaken the enemies’ will.
In relevant remarks in April, 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, 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.
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.