Monday, June 30, 2008

Iran produces 'Quick Reaction' tanks

Mon, 30 Jun 2008 22:10:02 -PressTV and FarsNews (in farsi)

Iran has launched a production line for superior 'Quick Reaction' tanks as part of the country's campaign for defense self-sufficiency.

Head of the self-sufficiency unit of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps ground forces, Colonel Nasser Arab-Beigi, said Iran has successfully started the production of a 'Quick Reaction' tank named 'Tosan'.

He added that a project to modernize engine and fire control systems for T-55 tanks is also underway.

The Iranian colonel referred to recent threatening remarks against Iran and said that the current situation calls for a significant enhancement of the country's defense capacity.

“Military equipment need to be upgraded in accordance with the latest developments in global technology,” said the IRGC colonel.

Col. Arab-Beigi said the self-sufficiency unit is also working on projects to enhance passive defense systems and secure the country's military sites.

He said the unit had been producing tactical vehicles since 1993, adding that it has also started work on anti-shield military equipment and electro-optical surveillance systems.

Arab-Beigi went on to caution that every enemy move in the Persian Gulf and on Iranian borderlines 'is under the full surveillance of IRGC forces'.
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