Commander Highlights Iran’s Success in Acquisition of Modern Technologies
TEHRAN (Tasnim) - A top IRGC commander stressed that Iran has succeeded to break the monopoly of big powers in modern technologies, saying the country owes its achievements to its self-confidence which in turn was inspired by the 8-year-long imposed war in the 1980s.
“We have been able to improve in all arenas thanks to the self-confidence we were given by the 8-year-long defense,” The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami said in a scientific conference, here in Tehran on Tuesday.
Iraq, under former dictator Saddam Hussein, invaded Iran on September 22, 1980, imposing a bitter eight-year war on its eastern neighbor.
“In the field of science and modern technologies, we managed to break the (global) powers’ monopoly of technologies such as nanotechnology, biotechnology, aerospace and marine sciences,” the commander added.
In relevant remarks on September 24, IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said the IRGC has achieved resounding success in the defense sector, adding that it has managed to break the monopoly held by certain countries on producing certain military hardware and equipment.
“The IRGC has had valuable achievements and managed to break the monopoly on some equipment held by just a few countries,” Fadavi said at the time.
He also praised the missile capabilities of his forces, and added, “The IRGC’s coast-to-sea missiles can hit any target in the high seas.”
And as the latest testimony of Iran’s rapid progress in military and aerospace industries, the country’s defense minister said on Sunday that the Islamic Republic has managed to produce laser-guided missiles with increased range, noting that the ballistic missiles’ margin of error in hitting their targets is now below 2 meters.
“The fixed precision of our long-range missiles has increased to the extent that we can hit every point we wish,” Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan explained.