During a Wednesday ceremony held in Tehran, Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi unveiled Sarbaz (Soldier) individual rifle, Mersad sniper rifle, Sa'ed pistol, piercing ammunition and military outfit designed to remain undetectable by night vision goggles.
The Sarbaz individual rifle has been manufactured in order to take advantage of the maximum capabilities of the Kalashnikov rifle and increase its efficiency in different combat missions.
In addition, the new rifle is compatible with telescoping stock, aiming aids and stands to increase shooting accuracy.
The Mersad sniper rifle is designed to provide the sniper units' with a light, precise and small-caliber weapon and is capable of fulfilling sniper missions.
The Sa’ed pistol is a light weapon with a high-capacity magazine, which can be used with different accessories.
The ammunition unveiled at the ceremony is capable of piercing hard armor, including helicopters and armored personnel carriers.
On May 20, Iran also unveiled Herz-9, a passive, short-range air defense shield, developed by Iranian Defense Ministry and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force.
Over the past year, Iran has made important breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.