The Iranian Armed Forces will continue to develop their war capabilities across all fields, especially in the drone manufacturing industry, to solidify the country’s deterrence and maintain its readiness to counter any future challenges, a top military official chief said on Thursday.

Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, the deputy chief of the Iranian Army for Coordination, stressed that the army is ready to fulfill its duty and tasks by utilizing its locally-produced hardware and specialized Iranian personnel.

“Today, we have secured invaluable achievements in the Islamic Republic of Iran Army in the fields of drone, electronic warfare, cyberspace and other new technologies,” Sayyari said, vowing adamant determination to guard and increase future achievements.

“We must definitely keep ourselves ready for the future,” he added. “What we have today does not meet the needs of the future and we must meet our own needs with regard to the future.”

In recent years, Iranian military experts and technicians have made remarkable strides in producing a diverse array of domestic equipment, establishing a high level of self-sufficiency within the armed forces.

At the Moscow-held Army 2023 International Military Technical Forum, the Iranian Ministry of Defense and Armed Forces Logistics (MODAFL) displayed a variety of weapons and defense systems, some of which were revealed for the first time.

The Iranian team set up one of the largest display stands at the forum, where weapons it featured ranged from small arms to air-launched glide bombs. The Iranian display stand also showcased several weapons, including the Shahed 129 UAV, the Shahed 133 UAV, the Zoheir ballistic missile, the 3rd Khordad air defense system, and the Sepehr-813 radar.

Earlier this month, the IRGC received new strategic systems and equipment developed and produced in Iran through the efforts of local scientists and experts of the Aerospace Industries Organization (AIO), serving as a subsidiary for the Iranian Defense Ministry, the Marine Industries Organization, the Iran Aviation Industries Organization (IAIO), Iran Electronics Industries (IEI).

The hardware included several kinds of reconnaissance and combat drones, armored command and logistics vehicles, surveillance systems, along with electronic warfare systems.

Source » almayadeen