Iran to Unveil Homegrown Copter, Tank

General Hossein Dehghan

Iran’s Defense Ministry is going to unveil a homegrown helicopter and an advanced tank in the near future, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said Wednesday.

The Defense Ministry has plans to unveil ‘Saba-248’ helicopter and ‘Karrar’ advanced homegrown tank, General Dehqan told reporters on Wednesday, during a visit to the 8th International Iran Airshow, on the Persian Gulf island of Kish.

According to the minister, the products have been fully designed and manufactured by the local military experts, in cooperation with the Iranian private sector’s knowledge-based enterprises.

Karrar is a class of Iranian tanks that enjoys modern technologies. Its earlier version is already in service, together with other locally-made tanks like Zolfaqar.

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.

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