Commander: Iran self-sufficient in manufacturing ultra-heavy tank transporters

FNA – Deputy Commander of the Iranian Army’s Ground Force Brigadier General Amir Nozar Nemati lauded the country’s young experts for building ultra-heavy tank transporters.

“Today, we have been able to attain self-sufficiency in production of ultra-heavy tank transporters and stop dependence (on foreign states) with efforts of the faithful and specialized youth,” General Nemati said on Tuesday.

He added that the country’s experts could end the foreign states’ monopoly by manufacturing the ultra-heavy tank transporters, stressing that the Army’s Ground Force is now able to build any defensive tools it needs.

Last November, Iran unveiled a new home-made tank transporter named ‘Kian 700’ in a ceremony participated by Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri.

The tank transporter has been manufactured by the Army’s Ground Force experts and enjoys 700/hp engine power and 200 tons of tensile strength.

It is also able to carry two 60-ton tanks on the ultra-heavy home-made ‘Soleiman 3’ towing vehicle.

Kian 700 weighs 17,799kg and runs in 12 gears.

Iran had also in 2016 unveiled another ultra-heavy tank transporter named ‘Pouria’ and ‘Fallagh’ optimized tank.

The two new army achievements were unveiled during Beit ul-Muqaddas 28 wargames in the Central province of Isfahan.

“Pouria ultra-heavy tank carrier and Fallagh tanks were unveiled during Beit ul-Moqaddas drills,” General Massoud Reza Zawarei, the head of the Iranian Ground Force’s Research and Self-Sufficiency Jihad, told reporters at the time.

He said that Fallagh is equipped with automatic and stabilized Dushka weapon which is controlled by the crew inside.