Publishe Date: 12:10 PM - 9/29/2014 | Print

IRGC tests three home-made defense weapons

Politics - Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has put to the test new domestically designed and manufactured military hardware, including a high-explosive mine, a sniper rifle and a triple-barrel cannon.

On Sunday, the IRGC Ground Forces tested a remote-controlled roadside mine, dubbed “Ramait,” which is capable of destroying an armored column within a radius of 100-150 meters with high precision.
Commander of the IRGC Ground Forces Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour hailed the capabilities of the Ramait roadside mine and said its mass-production would begin on Monday.
Meanwhile, a rotating three-barreled cannon, named “Asefeh,” also underwent testing during the ceremony. The 23mm-caliber cannon, which can fire 900 rounds per minute, could be used to target intruding cruise missiles and low-altitude flying objects.
The IRGC Ground Forces also conducted a test on the “Fateh” sniper rifle which is capable of firing 5.56-mm bullets.
In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.
On September 23, the Islamic Republic unveiled its first indigenous UAV armed with air defense missiles, which is suitable for aerial combats.
Earlier this month, Iran also unveiled two indigenous state-of-the-art radar systems dubbed Arash-2 and Kayhan, which can detect stealth aircraft and long-distance targets.
Iran has repeatedly said that its military might poses no threat to other countries, reiterating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

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