Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan (photo), in a ceremony earlier this week, inaugurated new industrial complexes to build state-of-the-art light weapons and shoulder-launched missiles, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
During the ceremony in Tehran, the some new plants to manufacture different types of ammunition and related parts were also inaugurated.
Addressing the ceremony, General Dehqan said that the new plants were inaugurated in line with the Defense Ministry’s new industrial strategy and to update the Armed Forces’ equipment and weapons.
Iranian experts have made huge progress in designing and developing various types of military weapons and equipment in recent years, FNA added.
In a relevant development, Iran unveiled an ultra-heavy tank transporter named “Pouria” and “Felaq” optimized tank.
“Pouria ultra-heavy tank carrier and Felaq tanks were unveiled during Beit ul-Moqaddas drills,” General Massoud Reza Zawarei, Head of the Iranian Ground Forces Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad, told reporters in Isfahan on Monday.
He said that Felaq is equipped with automatic and stabilized Dushka weapon which is controlled by the crew inside.
Also during the wargames, Iran unveiled a new Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) which can be used for reconnaissance and combat operations.
The drone named “Siraf” has a flying range of 100 km. Siraf is also capable of taking images and real-time transfer of them.
Iran’s Ground Force started massive missile drills codenamed “Heidar Karrar 3” in the Central parts of the country on Sunday as a part of Beit ul-Moqaddas wargames series.
Different infantry, mechanized and air force units participated in the exercises.