26.8.15

Iran's conventional arms manufacturing capacity

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During the 8 year Iran Iraq war, the country was under arms sanctions.

There was a pressing need to produce their own arms.

More often then not the mullahs lied about new weapons manufacturing systems claims to boost the morale of the people fighting in the front.....the cleverness of the regime to dodge weapons sanctions.

This continued into the 1990's, 2000...and 2015 with claims of a stealth jet fighter, made of wood and static, inspected non other than Ahmedinejad. 

I say that Iran should mass produce these weapons system first, but not pronounce them to the world....like the empty, worthless donkey herder gossiping in the bazaar.

Iran is neither the USA, China or India. These are big countries with big resources.

The mullahs are not well deposed to the Iranian military or defense, and under them after the Iran/Iraq war, defense has represented only about 3% of GDP for over two decades. The 1000 threats from Israel has not shifted this figure.

With Iran's small expenditure on defense in relative terms, the state should pool its resources towards mass manufacturing what it really needs:

(i) SAMs medium and long range. Iran presently manufactures short range SAMs of about 7 km.

(ii) Jet fighters

(iii) AA guns 23mm, 40mm, 100mm, 130mm------from the experience of WWII AA guns are ineffective, and most modern nations have abandoned them. However for a developing country they may have some utility....if the sufficient quantity is produced....50,000.

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Presstv.com

The air-launched Nasr Cruise missile is put on display during the inauguration of its production line in the Iranian capital, Tehran, on August 25, 2015.
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Iran has launched the production line of a cruise missile with its defense minister saying the air-launched missile is aimed at improving the country's deterrence power.
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The production line of Nasr cruise missile was launched during a ceremony at Iran’s Aerospace Industries Organization affiliated with Iran’s Ministry of Defense on Tuesday.
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Iran's Minister of Defense Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said Nasr is to be delivered to Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Air Force to "significantly upgrade the tactical power of these forces."

"Nasr air-launched system can be installed on different types of fighters," he said, adding that the missile is equipped with radar tracking system which would enable it to destroy targets with "high precision."
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Dehqan said boosting Iran's missile capabilities is among the main strategies of the country's Ministry of Defense.

The Iranian defense minister also said the Nasr missile functions autonomously, allowing fighter jets to immediately leave the danger zone.
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He said Iran plans to fit Nasr missile on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the future.
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In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.
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The Islamic Republic also regularly conducts military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its military and to test modern military tactics and equipment.
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Iran has repeatedly said that its military might poses no threat to other countries, reiterating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.