Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami in a ceremony earlier this week inaugurated a plant to mass-produce and assemble mid-size caliber ammunition, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
The plant to produce and assemble the mid-size caliber ammunition is in Isfahan province in Central Iran.
Addressing the ceremony, General Hatami said that the Defense Ministry has made good moves to build advanced military equipment to meet the needs of the country’s Armed Forces.
“The Iranian Armed Forces are standing against all threats and hostilities of the arrogant powers like a strong and solid mountain,” he underlined.
In a relevant development in July, Iran started mass production of its new Fakour air-to-air missile in a ceremony participated by General Hatami.
“Fakour is a radar-equipped mid-range air-to-air missile which has been designed and built with the help of the latest state-of-the-art world technologies,” General Hatami said, addressing the ceremony in Tehran.
He added that the missile can be fired from fighter jets, saying that it can engage different hostile planes within the operational range.
General Hatami said that the missile, which is the longest-range air-to-air missile produced by the Iranian experts so far, will increase the country’s defense and deterrence power.
“Today, the Islamic Republic of Iran joined the club of air-to-air missiles manufacturers,” he added.