TEHRAN (defapress)- Spokesman for the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Abolfazl Shekarchi underlined that his country is standing on its feet in the production of different military equipment and weapons.
News ID: 77207
Publish Date: 04May 2019 - 23:00
"We have displayed over 700 achievements of the Islamic Revolution in three exhibitions. Today, we are 90% needless (of foreigners) and self-sufficient in the military field, thanks to the efforts of our youth," General Shekarchi said in Tehran on Saturday.
He, meantime, said that Iran cannot display a number of its secret military achievements to the public.
In relevant remarks in February, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri praised his country's independent defense industry, boasting that Tehran helped Baghdad in the war against terrorists with fighter jets completely overhauled by Iranian experts.
Baqeri said in a national conference that some Sukhoi fighter jets overhauled by Iranian experts were used in Iraq to combat terrorism.
“Some of our aircrafts, including Sukhoi Su-22 and Su-25, were overhauled (by Iranian experts), and used by our brothers in Iraq to combat terrorism,” he said.
Baqeri maintained that the United States had made a multi-billion investment in its armed forces, and even that had no solid plan; “They squandered 7,000 billion dollars in West Asia, and their current president finds all those expenses a total waste,” he added.
“Saudi Arabia, the Zionist regime, and some other countries spend hundreds of millions of dollars on their armed forces, and their only objective is to oppose Islam,” he noted.
“Iran’s 7 or 8 billion dollars expenditure on its armed forces is by no means comparable to those other countries’ expenses,” Baqeri said.
The chief of staff further maintained that Iran produced over 90% of its required equipment, and over 500 domestically-manufactured products were currently on display at a defense equipment exhibition.