TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force said a new firearm and advanced bulletproof vests using liquid armor technology are among the latest achievements of the Iranian experts in the sphere of military equipment.
Given the Islamic Republic’s defensive capabilities, the country has no problem in the sphere of weaponry, Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan told reporters on Tuesday.
He also touched upon the latest equipment in possession of the armed forces, saying a new weapon, dubbed “Moharram”, is one of the new achievements brought by the country’s local technicians.
The state-of-the-art weapon is a six-barrel firearm with the high rate of fire of 2,000 rounds per minute, the commander explained.
He also noted that Iran is now among the very few countries that employ such advanced weapon.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Pourdastan announced that Iranian experts have succeeded to utilize ‘liquid armor’ technology, which he said has brought about a revolution in the defense industry.
“We managed to reduce the weight of bulletproof vests to one tenth” by using the liquid armor technology, he stated.
This comes after the country’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan unveiled a high-tech composite armor for the military equipment, earlier in February.
The high-tech armor enjoys a unique type of yarns in its structure and has been manufactured on the basis of shear-thickening fluid (STF) technology, enabling the product to behave like a solid when it encounters mechanical stress.
The home-made armor is even resistant to armor-piercing projectiles with steel core, and also meets the global standards of the military equipment.
Getting advantage of the new armor in Iran’s military equipment will decrease by 76% the weight of the armors that are installed on the tanks, armored personnel carriers and other vehicles.
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