Iran Announces Self-Sufficiency in Missile Industry

Janaury 27, 2009, Tehran -- Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Mostafa Mohammad Najjar Tuesday reiterated Iran's advancement in defense industries, saying that the country has reached self-sufficiency in manufacturing various types of rockets and missiles.

"Iran has been able to reach self-sufficiency in producing different kinds of surface-to-surface and surface-to-air missiles with various ranges," Najjar told reporters.

"Iran is increasing its defense capabilities and reaching self-sufficiency in (manufacturing) different kinds of military equipments.

"Promotion of Iran's defensive power will lead to stability in the region," he added.

Najjar reiterated that all military equipment needed by Iran are produced inside the country, saying that the Islamic Republic does not feel any need to foreign suppliers anymore.

He also said that Iran's defense industries now mass-produce different types of weapons, tanks, artillery and armored vehicles, and added that Iranian military experts are even producing equipments which are unrivaled and unique in type. (

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