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News number: 9202244272

13:34 | 2013-05-26

Defence

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Iran Equips IRGC with Large Numbers of Ground-to-Ground Missile Launchers

TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Defense Ministry on Sunday supplied large numbers of long-range ground-to-ground missile launchers to the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).



The launchers were supplied to the IRGC's Aerospace Force in a special ceremony attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi and Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh.

The ceremony was held on the occasion of the anniversary of the liberation of Khorramshahr city from Iraqi occupation during the eight-year Iraqi imposed war on Iran in the 1980s (May 24).

Addressing the ceremony, Vahidi said that the delivery of such a large number of missile launchers demonstrates the Islamic Republic of Iran's self-sufficiency in designing and building the strategic system and shows the Iranian Armed Forces' massive firepower and their ability to give a crushing response to the enemy.

He added that the Iranian defense industries are now capable of producing different home-made weapons and military systems in aerospace, naval, air, ground, electronic and optic fields.

Earlier this month, the defense ministry started mass-production of a highly mobile home-made air-defense system.

The production line of the new system, Herz (Protector) 9, was inaugurated in a special ceremony attended by Vahidi on the occasion of Khorramshahr liberation anniversary.