Iran’s Defense Ministry Unveils New Homegrown Rifles
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Defense Ministry on Monday unveiled several state-of-the-art domestically made military products, including an advanced sniper rifle and a new type of Kalashnikov rifle, AK-133.
They were put on display in a ceremony held in Tehran on Monday with Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan in attendance.
The weapons, designed and manufactured by Iranian experts, included 12.7-mm Nasr sniper rifle, Kalashnikov AK-133, and portable multi-band software-defined radios (SDR) dubbed “Vasse’-1” and “Nasr-2”.
The AK-133 with a high degree of precision has been designed and manufactured by the Defense Ministry’s experts at the request of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and the Nasr sniper rifle has been ordered by the IRGC Ground Force.
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 has frequently made it clear that its military might poses no threat to the regional countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.