“The IRGC (Ground Force’s) Airborne Unit has gained self-sufficiency in production of parts, modernization and overhauling,” General Salami said on the sidelines of a visit to the IRGC Airborne Unit’s Fatah base on Monday.
He added that the IRGC Ground Force’s Airborne Unit has had an acceptable leap in manufacturing combat, transportation, logistic and relief and rescue helicopters, adding that it has also attained self-sufficiency in training, repairing parts and overhauling helicopters.
Elsewhere, General Salami underlined the importance of the IRGC Ground Force’s deployment at the bordering areas of Iran, saying, “We see dangerous deployments (of enemies) beyond the borders who are seeking opportunites, but our defense forces do not allow them to find such opportunities.”
He also stressed plans to further expand the “power infrastructures” in the country.
Last month, the IRGC Ground Force unveiled several military and defensive achievements on Saturday in the presence of General Salami.
One of the military equipment unveiled was the amphibious armored vehicle, Makran which is an efficient carrier equipped with a fire control system and a vision site, including a day camera and thermal sensor with a detection power of up to 4,000 meters and a laser rangefinder of 10 km.
Monitoring and shooting with a monitor, fast loading of ammunition, etc. are other features of this personnel carrier.
Another equipment unveiled by the IRGC Ground Force was Me'raj reconnaissance drone that uses elevator camera technology, enjoys a flight duration of more than 10 hours and has a range of 1,000km.
Other equipment produced and unveiled by the IRGC Ground Force included modernized BTR-60 personnel carrier, Ra'ad 2 tower which can be mounted on military vehicles, Explorer 1 which is a radar and electro-optic system which can be used to discover mines, offensive gun named Sa'aban with a range of 800 meters and Hedayat 22 system to precisely guide Katyusha rockets.