Baku, Azerbaijan, May 11
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran will test 4-kilometers range missiles on its Army helicopters.
Commander of the Army's Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said the Army's helicopters have been equipped with guided missiles, which are scheduled to be tested in Beit ol-Moqaddas war games in the next Iranian month of Khordad (May 22-June 21) in Isfahan province of Iran, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported on May 11.
He added that the national helicopter, which will be equipped with the most advanced military systems, will be unveiled by the end of the current Iranian solar year (March 2015).
Iranian media outlets report that Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems in recent years.
Tehran established an arms development program during the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s to counter the weapons embargo imposed on it by the U.S. and its Western allies.
Since 1992, Iran has manufactured its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles, radars, boats, submarines and fighter planes. Iran also unveiled its first domestically-manufactured long-range Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in 2010.