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Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Force says, force plans to showcase two new homegrown missiles

Iran Army Ground Force to unveil two new missiles, set up 5 missile units in sensitive locations: Cmdr.

Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Force says the force plans to showcase two new homegrown missiles within the next few months, and set up five missile units at sensitive locations across the country.

Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari made the remarks during a visit to a military base in Aran & Bidgol County of Iran’s central Province of Isfahan on Wednesday.

He noted that the Iranian Army Ground Force, as part of efforts to enhance its combat capabilities and preparedness and also in line with the guidelines of the Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian Armed Forces Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, has devised plans aimed at self-sufficiency in the design and production of various kinds of munitions.

The high-profile Iranian commander highlighted that five missile units are going to be set up at five sensitive locations across the country under the grandiose Labbaik 2 (Allegiance 2) plan, the second of a three-part plan aimed at promoting the capabilities of the Ground Force in designing and manufacturing cutting-edge weapons.

Brigadier General Heidari went on to say that the Iranian Army Ground Force has equipped its units with homegrown missiles, which can hit targets with pinpoint accuracy, so that the forces will be able to respond to any act of aggression in the shortest possible time.

The commander stressed that his force is going to unveil two new air-launched and ground-launched missiles by the end of the current Iranian calendar year, which concludes on March 20, 2024.

The air-launched missile will be fired from various attack helicopters and fighter jets, while the ground-launched one will be built in accordance with the required tactical range, Heidari pointed out.

Iranian military experts and engineers have in recent years made remarkable breakthroughs in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the Armed Forces self-sufficient.

Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.

Ayatollah Khamenei has repeatedly called for efforts to maintain and boost Iran’s defense capabilities, decrying enemies for questioning the country’s missile program.