Iran starts mass-production of new explosive
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr. 6
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran's defense ministry has inaugurated a factory for the mass-production of new explosives, the state-run IRINN TV reported April 6.
The factory of manufacturing HMX (octogen) was inaugurated at the Defense Industries Organization of the Defense Ministry in capital city of Tehran, during a ceremony attended by Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan, Iran's defense minister.
The HMX is a powerful and relatively insensitive nitroamine high explosive which can be used in the manufacture of missiles and armor-piercing shaped charges.
Iranian media say that the destructive power of Iranian missiles will be increased using HMX.
The Islamic Republic says that has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems in recent years.
Iran has manufactured its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles, radars, boats, submarines and fighter planes since 1992. Iran also unveiled its first domestically-manufactured long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in 2010.