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News number: 8708131461

17:54 | 2008-11-03

Defence

نسخه چاپي ارسال به دوستان

DM Highlights Role of Aviation Industry in Self-Sufficiency

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Mostafa Mohammad Najjar said on Sunday that the Aviation Industry Organization plays a significant role in attaining self-sufficiency.



He made the remarks on the 10th anniversary of the establishment of Aviation Industry Organization underlining that the organization is considered an inalienable part of national strength for every nation.

Innovation and creativeness in scientific and industrial projects are among the prerequisites for an honorable life for every nation striving for independence, pride and prosperity, Najjar said.

Islamic Revolution in Iran has provided the country's youths a desirable opportunity to play a distinct role in the country's development in various fields, the Islamic republic news agency quoted him as saying.

Complexity and continued threats urged the organization to act as a watchdog and exercise vigilance in identifying golden opportunities, said the minister.

Hardships created by imposed war (of 1980-1988) as well as all-out sanctions against the country were the key reasons for the establishment of the organization, he recalled.

The organization managed to mass produce all types of weapons, missiles (ground, sea and air), cruise missiles, anti-armor vehicles which played a significant role in the country's self-sufficiency, underlined the defense minister.