(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - Six new major defense achievements were unveiled on the occasion of the national Defense Industry Day in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The achievements, were unveiled during a ceremony in the presence of Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, included an enhanced version of fourth generation Fateh (Victory) 1D-110 missile, Armita flying laboratory, Bonyan (Foundation) 4 marine engine, Aras tactical vehicle, Vafa (Loyalty) mortar launcher as well as Shahed tapping and positioning system.
Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Minister of Communications and Information Technology Reza Taqipour were also present at the ceremony held on Tuesday.
Referring to the Fateh 1D-110 missile, the Iranian defense minister said that, "This missile is one of the most precise and advanced ground-to-ground ballistic missiles with solid fuel and has played an influential role in enhancing the defensive prowess of the Islamic Republic over the past decade."
Iran successfully test-fired the fourth generation of its indigenous Fateh 110 precision missile on August 4.
President Ahmadinejad is also scheduled to visit an exhibition of the latest achievements of the Defense Ministry and its related organizations, including the Iranian Aerospace Organization (IAO), Defense Industry Organization, Iran Electronics Industries, and Armed Forces Geographical Organization.
On a related note, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) stressed that Iran's defense industries have played a key role in the development of the country, and lauded Tehran's eye-catching achievements in defense industries despites the western sanctions and restrictions.
The IRGC reiterated the role of defense sciences and industries in the process of the country's development and elevation, and highlighted the immense and eye-catching advancements achieved by the technicians in defense industry field, particularly under the imposed threats and sanctions.
"Despite the full scale enmity of the oppression front and the global oppression system against the Iranian nation and the chain of sanctions during the past 33 years (since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in 1979), the field of defense industries has taken advantage of the existing potentials and cradles, as well as the capabilities of its own creative forces, providing the basic requirements and defense needs of the country," the IRGC statement said.
"The defense industry has in this period meanwhile set the foundations of a strong and mighty structure in this field, challenging the oppressor powers that are armed with superior advanced technologies and pushed them towards a pacifist stand," the statement added.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
Iran has repeatedly assured other nations, especially regional neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence.
May 4, 2015 _ 3:45 PM