Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan announced plans to boost the penetration and destructive power of missile payloads along with the much improved precision-striking capability, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
“Concurrently with its efforts to increase the precision-striking power of its weapons systems, the Defense Ministry has also paid attention to boosting the destructive and penetration power of different weapons’ warheads and has put on its agenda the acquisition of the technical know-how to produce Octogen explosive materials and Octogen-based weapons,” General Dehqan said, addressing a ceremony to inaugurate a plant which produces the new generation of explosive materials (Octogen) in Tehran on Wednesday.
Octogen (HMX) is used exclusively for military purposes to implode fissionable... as a component of rocket propellant, and as a high explosive buster charge.
“We should endeavor to reinvigorate our infrastructures in the defense industries, reduce dependence and use domestic industries,” General Dehqan said.
In relevant remarks on Monday, the Iranian Defense Minister underscored the need for increasing the country’s power and might to confront enemies’ plots.
“We should strengthen ourselves to the level that we can prevent failure and acquire victory over our enemies,” General Dehqan said in Tehran, addressing defense Ministry Managers on the occasion of the Iranian New Year which started on 20 March.