"Today, we have achieved self-sufficiency in producing military equipment and defense systems," Deputy Head of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces for Logistics and Industrial Research General Mohammad Hejazi told reporters on Thursday.
The commander added that Iranian experts have turned the country into a major producer of military equipment which can both meet national needs and be exported to other countries.
The Iranian Armed Forces displayed the country's latest home-made military tools, weapons and equipments in large military parades in Tehran on September 21.
The annual September 21 parades mark the start of the Week of Sacred Defense, commemorating Iranians' sacrifices during the 8 years of Iraqi imposed war on Iran in 1980s.
During the parades, the Iranian armed forces displayed different weapons and military tools and equipment, including different kinds of fighters, choppers, drones, ground-to-ground missiles, air-to-ground missiles, surface-to-surface missiles, tactical and armed vehicles, surface and underwater vessels, electronic and telecommunication equipment, light and mid-light weapons, different kinds of artillery and mortar-launchers, air defense systems and engineering and logistic equipment.
The Iranian Armed Forces have recently test-fired different types of newly-developed missiles and torpedoes and tested a large number of home-made weapons, tools and equipments, including submarines, military ships, artillery, choppers, aircrafts, UAVs and air defense and electronic systems, during massive military drills.
Defense analysts and military observers say that Iran's wargames and its advancements in weapons production have proved as a deterrent factor, specially at a time of heightened threats by the US.