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Islamic Iranian DM Unveils 20 Important Scientific, Defense Projects

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi on Tuesday unveiled 20 important projects in energy, nanotechnology, microelectronic, optic, laser, missile and naval fields.

“One of the projects is the designing and building of a high-frequency electronic part named David Salitani which will provide the ground for the production of Salitani transistors in Iran,” Vahidi told reporters in Tehran, explaining that the transistor would provide the country with the possibility to produce highly fast electronic circuits for large capacity telecommunication which cannot be tapped by anyone.

“Another system which was inaugurated today is a machine which generates electricity and heat concurrently while using only one energy source like natural gas or oil,” he added.

Vahidi pointed out that the system has a very high and unrivalled efficiency rate of 80% of energy production, while the figure stands at around 30% to 35% in power plants.

Iran has made huge achievements in various fields of science and technology, from nuclear knowledge to stem cell and Nano technology.

In a most recent case, Iranian Health Minister Marziyeh Vahid Dastjerdi announced in September that the country would soon start production of 15 types of anti-cancer drugs.

“15 types of monoclonal anti-body drugs are being synthesized with the help of the Scientific Department of the Presidential Office, using hi-tech technology,” Vahid Dastjerdi said.

Also earlier this year, Iranian scientists succeeded in producing new types of medication for treating different kinds of cancer, viral diseases and arthritis with 100% positive results.

Iran has also taken wide strides in designing and manufacturing different types of light, semi-heavy and heavy weapons, military tools and equipment. 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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