Iran to equip submarines, naval surface vessels with missile systems
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 1
By Rahim Zamanov - Trend:
Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced on March 1 that the ministry plans to equip naval surface vessels and submarines with missile systems, Iran's Tasnim News Agency reported.
He went on to note that Iran is currently capable of producing sophisticated missiles.
"Iran is also capable of fixing its eastern and western military aircraft," Dehqan said. "Currently we have some difficulties with providing necessary spare parts, but the problem will be solved in the next two or three years".
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
On Feb. 24, Iran's Armed Forces unveiled domestic smart seeker for pinpoint ballistic missiles and smart composite armor as the country's latest military achievements, Press TV reported.
The two achievements have been designed and manufactured by Iran's Defense Ministry experts.
The smart seeker for ballistic missiles is a guidance system which develops the ability to pinpoint targets more precisely in the sea and ground and will boost the combat capability of Iran's Armed Forces.
The new missile technology increases the precision and intelligence of ballistic missiles and has a destruction power and an ability to overcome anti-missile systems.
Iran is now among the very few advanced countries which possess this state-of-the-art technology used in strategic weapons.
Iranian Armed Forces also unveiled a domestic smart composite armor which is built of Shear Thickening Fluid (STF) or liquid armor.
It can resist steel core anti-armor bullets and was built according to international standards.
It decreases the weight of some armor by 76 percent and will increase mobility of the Armed Forces.
The Islamic Republic has held several military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment.
According to Press TV, Iran has repeatedly said its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.