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Iran unveils home-built sniper rifles, radios

The Iranian Defense Ministry unveils a domestically built sniper rifle and other achievements in a ceremony on May 9, 2017.

The Iranian Defense Ministry has unveiled a domestically-built high-precision sniper rifle and several pieces of other military equipment.

The new arms and tech were unveiled on Monday during a ceremony with Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan in attendance.

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The 12.7-millimeter sniper rifle (Nasr) was designed and manufactured on a request by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps' Ground Forces.

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan gives a speech during the unveiling ceremony of the defense ministry’s latest achievement on May 9, 2017.

A new Kalashnikov 133 rifle, designed and manufactured upon a request by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, was also unveiled during the event.

A series of domestically-made multiband software-defined radio transmitters was also introduced with the capability of establishing voice and data connection in both fixed and variable frequency modes.


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