Iran unveils new home-made Siyavash ultra light sniper rifle during a military exhibition 2612132

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Defence & Security News - Iran

 
 
Thursday, December 26, 2013 10:56 AM
 
Iran unveils its new home-made Siyavash an ultra light sniper rifle during a military exhibition.
Iran unveils the Siyavash a new home-made ultra light sniper rifle during a visit by IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari to an exhibition of the latest military achievements of the IRGC Ground Force’s Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization in Tehran on November 18.
     
Iran unveils the Siyavash a new home-made ultra light sniper rifle during a visit by IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari to an exhibition of the latest military achievements of the IRGC Ground Force’s Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad Organization in Tehran on November 18.
The new Iranian-made Siyavash ultra light sniper rifle.

     

Siyavash is a very light sniper rifle designed and manufactured fully domestically. It weighs 6.5 kilograms while fully loaded with its five-bullet magazine. The rifle is now manufactured on a limited industrial scale.

Iran has made major breakthroughs in arms production in the last three decades. Tehran launched an arms development program during the 1980-88 Iraqi imposed war on Iran to compensate for a US weapons embargo. Since 1992, Iran has produced its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles and fighter planes.

Yet, Iranian officials have always stressed that the country's military and arms programs serve defensive purposes and should not be perceived as a threat to any other country.

 

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