Iran to supply its military needs domestically
TEHRAN, Iran, Sep.5
Iran is supplying more than 90 percent of its military needs domestically in the current situation, and it is expected to export products and technical services, said Iran's Minister of Defense and armed forces.
"By lifting limitations we can legally export and have trade with friendly countries," said Amir Hatami, Trend reports citing Fars News Agency.
"Iran's export of arms was limited by the framework of the United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231 by lifting sanctions we can have more participation in foreign markets based on the international framework," he added.
"Production of Kowsar fighter jet which is similar to Northrop F-5 is made completely by domestic specialists but its avionics is far more progressed than Northrop F-5 system," Hatami noted.
"Our specialists have reached the knowledge to design and build fighter jets. Another addition to our fighter jet line-up is the Yasin training jet that has been built domestically and in the coming years we would witness more progressed modes," he said.
"Iran's military industry is cooperating with 5,700 private sectors that include 655 knowledge-based companies that worth $3 billion," he said.
"Today we have cruise missiles with a range of 1,000 kilometers and there is no limit in building this missile," he said.
"We have limited the missiles range to 2,000 kilometers and have plans to increase the quality of the product," he added.
"The Defense Ministry was also active in fighting Coronavirus pandemic and used its production line to produce disinfectant, N95 mask, and gowns alongside ventilators and thermometer cameras," he said.