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Iran Army Ground Force acquires know-how to make anti-armor weapons: Commander

Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Force Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari

The commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Force says the military unit has acquired the technology for developing various types of rocket launchers and anti-armor weapons to confront potential threats in the future.

Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari in an interview with Defa Press on Sunday also pointed to the use of smart weapons and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the Iranian Army’s Ground Force.

“The Ground Force has achieved the technology of making all kinds of rocket launchers and anti-armor weapons and has also taken significant steps in digitalizing all types of artillery,” Heidari said.

“Given the threats that exist in the future, the Ground Force has projected plans to develop smart, network-centric, pinpoint accurate, and far-reaching weapons and equipment,” he added.

He also underlined the need to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in developing Ground Force’s weapons and equipment, saying that utilizing AI in potential operations can “boost” the efficacy of weapons.

Iranian military experts and engineers have in recent years made remarkable breakthroughs in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient.

Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities 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.

In a multi-pronged attack, dubbed Operation True Promise, the Iranian armed forces launched dozens of drones and missiles at the occupied territories late on April 13 in response to the regime’s aggression on the Iranian diplomatic premises in the Syrian capital, Damascus, on April 1.

The Israeli airstrikes on Iran’s embassy compound in Damascus had killed two generals of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Zahedi and General Mohammad Hadi Haji Rahimi, as well as five of their accompanying officers.

Iran’s permanent mission to the United Nations described in a statement Tehran’s response to Israeli aggression as a “legitimate defense” in accordance with the UN Charter.          

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