Def. Min.:

Enemy propaganda of little impact on Iran's missile capabilities

News ID: 3717970 -
TEHRAN, JUL. 19 (MNA) – Defense minister has said Iran has been in an ongoing process of improving its deterrence and defensive capabilities, with enemy propaganda and psychological war having little impact on this process.

Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehghan who was briefly addressing the ceremony of delivery to armed forces of 8 helicopter fighters on Tuesday, praised the project as a part of a collection of measures for Resistance Economy and a measure also of 'effective logistical support' for the armed forces and exhausting the capacities of the defense sector to meet needs in non-military fields; "this is a feat of excellence and indicative of higher expertise of the Defense Ministry affiliated Aviation Industries Organization and their strong will to support the armed forces through indigenous capabilities," Dehghan rejoiced to say. "This trend had been seriously promoted in the Organization in all marine, ground, air, air defense, aerospace, and missile sectors, and electronic and modern technologies to bring improvements to defensive and deterrence power of the Islamic Republic of Iran."

Dehghan believed that a propaganda war had been waged against this capabilities which however would not succeed in 'putting impact however little.' Defense minister's address followed delivery of 8 fighter helicopters, overhauled and completely reconstructed by Iran Helicopter Support and Renewal Company (IHSRC) (Persian acronym: PONHA), to armed forces. 5 such overhauled helicopters are EP412 for use by Iran's Red Crescent Organization, Mil-Mi 171 helicopter, for IRGC Ground Forces, and 2 other 206 and 214 models also for IRGC Ground Forces.

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