Islamic Republic of Iran unveils new equipment ahead of its national army day 81804171

Defense & Security News - Iran
 
Islamic Republic of Iran unveils new equipment ahead of its national army day
Iran’s Army Ground Force on Sunday unveiled a number of new military products, including a homegrown sniper rifle and a mine-laying vehicle. Two days ahead of the National Army Day, Commander of Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari unveiled the latest military products developed by local experts in a ceremony in Tehran.
     
Iran’s Army Ground Force on Sunday unveiled a number of new military products, including a homegrown sniper rifle and a mine-laying vehicle. Two days ahead of the National Army Day, Commander of Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari unveiled the latest military products developed by local experts in a ceremony in Tehran.
Heidar 50mm sniper rifle (picture: Tasnim news agency)
     
The gear included a 50mm caliber sniper rifle dubbed ‘Heidar’, a mine-laying vehicle, a trailer for carrying personnel carriers, and a tactical vehicle equipped with cannon. Heidar sniper rifle weighs 17.5 kg with magazine and all accessories, has a length of 135cm, and fires on targets at a maximum range of 3,000 meters. The minelayer, named Heidar-5, is a vehicle capable of launching landmines in motion. It can also throw Mersad-2 anti-vehicle mines. The trailer, weighing 18,000 kg, runs on 12 wheels and can carry two Suleiman-1 personnel carriers.

The other product unveiled in the ceremony was Heidar-6 tactical military vehicle, equipped with a 73mm gun. Bullets fired from the cannon can pierce the target up to 30cm. The vehicle is also furnished with an anti-tank guided missile system. Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.

Iran maintains that its military might poses no threat to the regional countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.
 

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