Iranian state TV has announced the production of laser-guided munitions and other advanced military equipment. But as the country prepares to celebrate the anniversary of the 1979 revolution, the West may rain on their parade.
Among the latest developments announced Monday, January 30 on Iranian state TV was the “Basir” precision-guided artillery shell.
Defense Minister General Ahmad Vahidi said the “Basir”, which translates as “insightful”, is an “intelligent” ammunition capable of identifying its own targets and effective at a range of up to 20 kilometers.
Vahidi also said “only five countries in the world” have the ability to produce such high-tech munitions, the semi-official Fars News agency reports.
Vahidi also announced the production of new a reconnaissance aircraft and cruise missile, as well as other domestically manufactured weapons and electronic equipment which would soon be implemented by Iranian forces.
Sources within the Iranian military say a series of major developments in weapons technology will be announced to coincide with the 34th anniversary of the 1979 revolution this coming February, Interfax reports, according to RT.