Press TV — May 26, 2013
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
“The Ground Forces have recently received new anti-armor missiles that feature high capabilities and are specifically used to [target] tanks equipped with reactive armor and are therefore resistant to usual missiles,” he said.
The commander said that the Ground Forces have also received recently-produced military equipment, including ground surveillance radar systems as well as two types of tactical vehicles, which have significantly increased the country’s defense capabilities.
Pourdastan added that a number of the latest military equipment, including personnel carriers, was also tested during the recent Beit-ul-Muqaddas 25 drills held in the central province of Isfahan.
The Islamic Republic has held several military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and equipment.
Iran has repeatedly said its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.