TEHRAN (FNA)- A senior Iranian military commander stressed that Iran enjoys the ability to supply the country’s Armed Forces with their needed military tools and equipment without foreign assistance.
Speaking on Friday, Head of Iran’s Foundation for the Preservation of Works and the Dissemination of Sacred Defense Values Brigadier General Hassan Seifi said that Iran’s Army has achieved self-sufficiency in producing military equipment and the abilities of Iranian scientists have enabled the country to make significant progress in this field
He stated that the country takes advantage of the smartest high-tech military and defensive munitions and equipment.
“Unlike Western countries which hide their new weapons and munitions from all, the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Army is not afraid of displaying its latest military achievements and all countries must become aware of Iran’s progress in (producing) weaponry,” he was quoted by press tv as saying on Friday.
The Iranian Armed Forces displayed the country’s latest home-made military tools, weapons and equipments in large military parades in Tehran on September 21.
The annual September 21 parades mark the start of the Week of Sacred Defense, commemorating Iranians’ sacrifices during the 8 years of Iraqi imposed war on Iran in 1980s.
During the parades, the Iranian armed forces displayed different weapons and military tools and equipment, including different kinds of fighters, choppers, drones, ground-to-ground missiles, air-to-ground missiles, surface-to-surface missiles, tactical and armed vehicles, surface and underwater vessels, electronic and telecommunication equipment, light and mid-light weapons, different kinds of artillery and mortar-launchers, air defense systems and engineering and logistic equipment.
The Iranian Armed Forces have recently test-fired different types of newly-developed missiles and torpedoes and tested a large number of home-made weapons, tools and equipments, including submarines, military ships, artillery, choppers, aircrafts, UAVs and air defense and electronic systems, during massive military drills.
Defense analysts and military observers say that Iran’s wargames and its advancements in weapons production have proved as a deterrent factor, specially at a time of heightened threats by the US.