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Iran Army working on new groundbreaking technologies: Commander

Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the deputy chief of the Iranian Army for coordination

A senior Iranian Army commander says the armed forces are studying and working on new groundbreaking technologies in order to prevent "technological surprises."

"Today, research and study on 14 groundbreaking technologies are on our agenda because we should prevent technological surprises in the future," Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the deputy chief of the Iranian Army for coordination, told reporters on Monday.

He added that the armed forces should become aware of threats and turn them into opportunities.

The Iranian commander also underlined the need to increase the country's preparedness for future events given the "very high" speed of technological progress in weapons production, noting that possible scenarios should be taken into consideration. 

"We should have a special view to the future because many changes are taking place in the region," Sayyari pointed out.

He described workforce as the "greatest asset" of any organization and a leading factor to achieve success and said competent armed forces have succeeded in making great achievements.

Iran's Army uses products that are designed and manufactured by its forces, Sayyari said.

He noted that military equipment in the fields of electronic warfare, fighters, air defense, destroyers, telecommunications and other weapons are all manufactured by the Iranian armed forces.

The senior commander said the enemy is waging a hybrid war against Iran through modern media and asymmetric operations.

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

Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has repeatedly called for efforts to maintain and boost Iran’s defense capabilities, hitting back at the enemies for disputing the country’s missile program.

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