Iran's Army to unveil new military hardware: Commander
Tehran (KNA) - A senior Iranian military commander says the Army's Ground Forces are to unveil new military hardware, including armored vehicles, armor piercing weapons, unmanned aerial vehicles and electronic warfare equipment.
Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Monday, Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Forces Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari said the achievements will be showcased during a military parade on Thursday on the occasion of the National Army Day.
During the parade, the Iranian Army's Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base will also display the S-300 missile defense system, the domestically-manufactured high-altitude and solid-fuel Sayyad 2 (Hunter II) missiles, Sayyad 3 (Hunter III) missiles, short-range and long-range radars and electronic warfare systems, he added.
The senior commander noted that the Iranian Army will also use its Saeqeh, Raad and Azarakhsh aircraft and perform aerial refueling operations on Thursday.
Heidari said Iran has achieved self-sufficiency in the technology needed to manufacture armored and anti-armor equipment, artillery, drones and helicopters.
The Iranian Army’s Ground Forces plans to sign an agreement with Defense Ministry to get Karrar (Striker) tanks, which constitute Iran's most advanced domestically-built tank that is also among the most powerful tanks in the world, he added.
In March 2017, Iran unveiled its most advanced domestically-manufactured tank of amphibious mobility for induction into the country's armored assets.