Defence & Security News - Iran
|Thursday, December 26, 2013 11:25 AM|
|New home-made Arash 20mm anti-material rifle enters in service with Iranian Army.|
The new Iranian-made Arash, a 20mm anti-material rifle enters in service withe Iranian Armed Forces. The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) equipped its forces with a new shoulder-launched weapon named ‘Arash’ and a home-made sniper rifle dubbed ‘Siyavash’.
The new Iranian-made Arash 20mm anti-material rifle was tested during massive wargames, codenamed Payambar-e Azam 8 (The Great Prophet 8), in Southern Iran.
The IRGC’s combat weapons were first put on display 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 20-mm shoulder-launched missile is an anti-chopper weapon which can hit targets from a distance of 1,400 meters," Sarkheili stated.