Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan in a ceremony in Tehran unveiled and inaugurated the production line of 5 combat and defense products, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
These include Fajr 5 guided rocket (photo), Misaq 33 system to fire shoulder-launched weapons, 40-mm grenade-launcher system, Masaf 45*5.56-caliber gun and a new type of pistol.
General Dehqan underlined the indigenous nature of the weapons, and said they will considerably increase the Iranian Armed Forces’ defense power and operational mobility in the fields of personal combat and air defense.
He further announced that production of the country’s weapons and military equipment has shown a 69% increase in the past three years.
“The Defense Ministry’s military productions have grown 69% in the past three years during which over 115 types of new defense systems and items have been designed, produced and launched,” he noted.
Last April, Iran unveiled its latest home-made military products in a ceremony participated by Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan.
The new products which were unveiled on the occasion of the Army Day (April 17) included optimized Chieftain tanks, communication node vehicles and TOW missile test stations.
Also, the 57-mm self-propelled wheeled air defense system, “Bahman”, the 5-ton 6*6 “Kian” military vehicle, “Shahram” mobile nuclear detection lab, Pouria tactical vehicle that carries super heavy tanks and “Tiam” battle tank were unveiled during the ceremony.
In addition, the Iranian Ground Force delivered a large number of home-made ambulances, cranes, water tankers, armored vehicles, 7.62-mm sniper guns and vehicles which carry super heavy tanks to different units.