Iranian Army Airborne Commander General Yousef Qorbani announced development of night vision systems and long-range missiles, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
“Today, the Airborne unit has good contacts with the scientific and research centers, including universities and industrial centers, to enhance its combat power and equipment and continues its researches on night vision systems, long-range missile systems and building parts with more power,” General Qorbani said.
He also underlined the Army Airborne unit's preparedness to assist the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in confronting enemies with all its power.
In relevant remarks in April, Iranian Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari announced that the Army’s Airborne helicopters are being equipped with night vision systems.
He referred to the Ground Force’s plans to further modernize helicopters, and said: “Based on the plan, all (Army) Airborne helicopters should be able to fly at night, navigate and attack the targets and that's why they are being equipped with night vision systems.”