Iran’s Army Unveils New Products

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran’s Army Ground Force on Sunday unveiled a number of new military products, including a homegrown sniper rifle and a mine-laying vehicle.

Iran’s Army Unveils New Products

Two days ahead of the National Army Day, Commander of Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari unveiled the latest military products developed by local experts in a ceremony in Tehran.

The gear included a 50mm caliber sniper rifle dubbed ‘Heidar’, a mine-laying vehicle, a trailer for carrying personnel carriers, and a tactical vehicle equipped with cannon.

Heidar sniper rifle weighs 17.5 kg with magazine and all accessories, has a length of 135cm, and fires on targets at a maximum range of 3,000 meters.

The minelayer, named Heidar-5, is a vehicle capable of launching landmines in motion. It can also throw Mersad-2 anti-vehicle mines.

The trailer, weighing 18,000 kg, runs on 12 wheels and can carry two Suleiman-1 personnel carriers.

The other product unveiled in the ceremony was Heidar-6 tactical military vehicle, equipped with a 73mm gun. Bullets fired from the cannon can pierce the target up to 30cm. The vehicle is also furnished with an anti-tank guided missile system.

Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.

Iran maintains that its military might poses no threat to the regional countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.

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