The Iranian Armed Forces in a ceremony on Tuesday were equipped with new home-made tactical and armored vehicles, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
The ceremony was held in the presence of Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami and Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari.
Tactical vehicle ‘Aras 2’ that was unveiled today enjoys high mobility to climb impassable areas and high speed as well as the capability to be equipped with heavy weapons.
Also, during the ceremony, an armored anti-mine and anti-ambush personnel carrier, named ‘Ra’ad’, was also unveiled.
Yassin and Balaban precision-guided munitions (PGM) and a new generation of Qaem electro-optical guided bomb were unveiled earlier this month in a ceremony in Tehran where General Hatami was present.
In the ceremony, Defense Ministry officials celebrated the advent of the National Day of Defense Industries with unveiling two new PGMs of Yassin and Balaban and a new member of the family of Qaem electro-optical guided bombs.
The Minister lauded the advancements of his country in the field of defense equipment, and added that the new munitions are aimed at increasing Iran’s defensive capabilities and strengthen its deterrence power.
He added that Balaban PGM enjoys very advanced features like folding wings to increase its operational range while it uses hybrid inertial navigation system (INS) / Global Positioning System (GPS) guidance.