In comments on Friday morning, General Yousef Qorbani said Iran has the strongest fleet of military copters in the Middle East.
“Due to limitations, all helicopters (in Iran) have been manufactured by the country’s youth,” he added, noting that his forces are prepared to carry out any operation.
Apart from the enhancement of its military gear, the Army Ground Force’s Airborne Division is the first unit providing aerial assistance in natural disasters, he added.
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.
In comments in February 2018, 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,” the Leader said.