Iran among prominent missile powers: Deputy Def. Min.

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TEHRAN, Aug. 29 (MNA) – Iranian Deputy Defense Minister for Parliamentarian Affairs, Reza Talaei Neek, has said defensive capabilities of Iran are among the best in the world.

“The Islamic Republic of Iran’s defense doctrine fits the territorial location and geopolitics of Iran,” said General Reza Talaie Neek on Tuesday, adding “and the very same doctrine requires us to have a comprehensive and symmetric defense.”

“Iran’s location demands ground, marine, air, and aerospace (missile) defense sectors to be developed consistent with improving the deterrence power,” highlighted the Iranian official.

After a bill was passed in Iran’s parliament in 2002, he recounted, to separate air industry as an independent organization from Defense Ministry, another bill won the vote of MPs to do the same with the aerospace industry, “because the missile section required expertise and priority, it was given independence from the Ministry as a result we are a prominent missile power today.”

He stated that surface and undersurface vessels, weapons, navigation systems, and off-shore equipment are among the productions of the newly separated organization for marine industries.

Mr. Talaie Neek underlined that Iran’s marine forces are self-sufficient in using the domestically manufactured products. Security concerns, according to the official, has made the Iranian to acquire the expertise needed for repairing military vessels.

He announced that domestically manufactured submarine Fateh would be soon handed to Iran’s Navy.

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