Monday, April 11, 2016
Iran to Unveil New Military Achievements Wednesday, new 'Karrar' tank to be unveiled in coming months.
Iran to Unveil New Military Achievements Wednesday, new 'Karrar' tank to be unveiled in coming months. (Fars).
Iran's Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan announced that the country will unveil new home-made state-of-the-art military products on the occasion of the Army Day (April 17) on Wednesday.
"The Ground Force's new achievements will be unveiled on April 13," Pourdastan told reporters in Tehran on Monday.
He said that the country's experts have built new military equipment, including the 57-mm self-propelled wheeled air defense system 'Bahman' which can be used in proxy wars, 5-ton 'Kian' military vehicle, 'Shahram' mobile nuclear detection lab, adding that "all these achievements will be unveiled on April 13".
Pourdastan also stated that a large number of optimized Chieftain tanks, sniper guns and different light and heavy vehicles are due to be delivered to the Army units.
Asked about the time for unveiling the new Iranian battle tank, 'Karrar', he said, "The tank will be unveiled this or next month and will be used by the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces."
Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari announced earlier that his forces have been equipped with the home-made state-of-the-art tanks named 'Karrar' with features similar to the Russian T-90 tanks.
"Karrar tanks have been delivered to the combat units of the Ground Force," General Heidari told reporters in March.
He also underlined plans to mount new, advanced and state-of-the-art systems on Karrar and Zolfaqar tanks.
Asked about the Ground Force's achievements in building anti-armored systems, General Heidari said, "We have modern and state-of-the-art equipment which can be used in proxy wars."
"The defense industry designed and built the battle tank from scratch. If not better, it's still as deadly as the Russian T-90," Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said in an interview with the state-run TV last month.
He said "Karrar" stands among the most modern battle tanks in the world.