TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian defense industries on Sunday unveiled
the country’s first home-made self-propelled howitzer 155mm artillery.
The new artillery was put on display in a ceremony in the Defense
Industries Organization attended by the Iranian Defense Minister
Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi.
Speaking to reporters during the ceremony, Vahidi said that the
production of the new artillery was aimed at increasing the mobility of
the Iranian armed forces’ artillery units.
He added that the ordnance has been developed by Iranian experts at
the defense industries based on the strategy and needs of the Iranian
According to the minister, Iran is the seventh world country which
has acquired the technical know-how for producing this type of
The minister further added that the newly unveiled artillery enjoys a
higher speed for reaction, higher mobility, easier repair and
maintenance and a lower price than similar types of ordnance produced by
Tehran launched an arms development program during the 1980-88 Iraqi
imposed war on Iran to compens… >>>