Iran has taken big strides in manufacturing top attack weapons and advanced anti-armored missiles, a senior military official said.
“Important measures have been taken in the field of top attack weapons and producing smart rockets and anti-armored missiles and with different extra capabilities,” Head of Iran Ground Force’s Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization General Seyed Massoud Zawareyee told Fars News Agency (FNA).
“Concurrent with the development of enhanced armored equipment by other countries, the anti-armored weapons should also improve and we have adopted proper measures in this field. The new weapons will be unveiled gradually,” he added.
His remarks came after Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh underscored Iran’s self-sufficiency in different defensive fields, and said the country will powerfully continue its progress in manufacturing different missiles.
No matter what the enemies do and even if they try to impose restrictions on Iran, “we will not stop enhancement of our capability, knowledge and production in defense fields, specially the missile industry”, Hajizadeh said, addressing Iranian university officials and professors in Tehran last week.
Stressing the important role played by universities and academic centers in increasing Iran's capabilities, he said: “Today, we have gained self-sufficiency in different defense fields.”
Hajizadeh had also announced earlier this month that the country has increased the number of its ballistic missiles, while increasing their precision-striking capability.
“In addition to enhancing the precision-striking power and quality of ballistic missiles, the Iranian authorities and experts have used innovative and shortcut methods to produce inexpensive missiles and today, we are witnessing an increase in production of ballistic missiles,” General Hajizadeh said.
Noting that Iran has settled its problems and become self-sufficient in the field of defense and military activities, especially in strategic fields, he said that the country’s experts have been able to boost missiles’ precision-striking power to the utmost.