Sunday, May 2, 2010

Iran Produces New Combat Choppers

Iran has produced a number of domestically-designed combat choppers named 'Toufan' (Hurricane) which are equipped with hi-tech weapons and anti-tank missiles, the defense ministry announced on Saturday."The combat chopper is equipped with advanced weapons systems, including anti-tank missiles, rocket-launcher and 20-mm artillery and enjoys high mobility," Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said. 

Vahidi also declared inauguration of the mass-production line of composite propellers for chopper 214 by the defense ministry's affiliated industries.Iran has recently made good progress in the air industry and has succeeded in gaining the technical know-how for producing stealth aircraft and drones. The country successfully tested a home-made radar-evading UAV with bombing capabilities in June. Also in 2008, Iran's Defense Industries launched production lines of two well-known home-made fighter jets, namely Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) and Azarakhsh (Lightening). 

Also Iran in March 2009 started construction of a plant in the northern province of Mazandaran to mass produce Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).Hamed Saeedi, Managing Director of Farnas Aerospace Company in charge of the project, said at the time that his company has been dealing with designing and manufacturing UAVs and reconnaissance and pilot training drones for the last 9 years. "We plan to manufacture UAVs, including unmanned choppers and drones, at this site" he said, referring to the plant in Mazandaran province. 

Iranian army officials had announced in June that they have successfully tested a home-made radar-evading Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with bombing capabilities.Tehran launched an arms development program during the 1980-88 Iraqi imposed war on Iran, to compensate for a US weapons embargo. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and fighter planes. Yet, Iranian officials have always stressed that the country's military and arms programs serve defensive purposes and should not be perceived as a threat to any other country.......................................Source


Good for Iran.

Rather than begging and letting foreign Christian nations kill their civilians, while also killing them themselves for some pennies, the Great Iranians are producing their own weapons or purchasing them from Russia.

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