Defense chief says Iran ready to export military equipment to 50 countries

August 22, 2010 - 0:0

TEHRAN – Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi announced on Saturday that Iran is capable of exporting military equipment to 50 countries.

Now that Iran has become self-sufficient in manufacturing military equipment it can share its technical know-how with other countries and export its products to over 50 nations, Vahidi explained.
He also said one of Iran’s most important defense projects will be inaugurated in a ceremony today with the attendance of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
The defense minister had previously announced that the third generation of Fateh (Conqueror) missiles will be tested on this day.
He also had said Iran will unveil its first domestically manufactured long-range unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), called the Karrar on the same day.
On Friday, the Qiam 1 (Uprising) missile was successfully launched and hit the mock target.
“The Qiam 1 missile is a new generation of the Islamic Republic’s surface-to-surface missiles, which uses liquid fuel and was entirely manufactured inside the country,” Vahidi said in Tehran shortly after the test