Thursday 22 August 2019
News ID: 60409
Publish Date: 04 December 2018 - 21:29
TEHRAN (Dispatches) - Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari said on Tuesday that the country has modernized all its weapons to be used by Armed Forces in any possible confrontation against enemies.
"We have tried, with the help of Iranian specialists, the Self-Sufficiency Jihad and Defense Industry, to update our equipment and weapons and we can now say that we will confront any threat," General Heidari.
He added that the Iranian army ground forces have increased their combat power by enhancing their mobility and efficiency.
Menwhile, commander of the Iranian Air Force Brigadier General Aziz Nasirzadeh said Iran plans to boost the range of its air-to-air missiles.
"Today, we are after increasing the range of our air-to-air missiles. Therefore, one of our most important plans is increasing the range of missiles and ammunition. We are after Beyond-Visual-Range (BVR) missiles and ammunition and consider no limitations in this regard for ourselves because the Air Force should heighten the country's deterrence power along with other Armed Forces," General Nasirzadeh said.
"We have a very extensive plan in the field of long-range and smart ammunition and missiles," he added, noting that "The country aims to enhance the radar systems of its fighter jets to be able to hit the target sooner and with a more precision-striking power.”
General Nasirzadeh also underlined the country's plans to produce more advanced drones.
 Iran has made major achievements in manufacturing different weapons and military equipment.
Last week, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei urged the Iranian Armed Forces to boost their military capabilities and preparedness in such a way that the enemies would not ever dare think of threatening the country.
"Increase your capabilities and preparedness as much as you can, so that the enemies of Iran would not even dare threaten this great (Iranian) nation,” Ayatollah Khamenei said.
*********Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari

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