A deputy commander of the Iranian Army said the Infantry and Rapid Reaction units of the Army are planned to be equipped with advanced smart equipment.
“Since manpower is the main asset of military organizations, it is important for us to protect it,” Rear Admiral Seyed Mahmoud Mousavi told the Tasnim News Agency.
“Accordingly, the provision of individual equipment needed to help our manpower to carry out its missions in the best and safest way is on the agenda of the Army,” he added.
The commander went on to say that to that end, the subsidiary organizations of the Defense Industries Organization and knowledge-based companies have taken good steps.
“We are going to provide our forces with smart individual equipment to counter threats,” Rear Admiral Mousavi said.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.
Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.
Back in February, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called for efforts to maintain and boost Iran’s defense capabilities, hitting back at the enemies for disputing the country’s missile program.
“Without a moment of hesitation, the country must move to acquire whatever is necessary for defense, even if the whole world is opposed to it,” Ayatollah Khamenei said on February 18.