Iran inaugurates defense production line

Feb. 5, 2008 at 9:45 AM

SHIRAZ, Iran, Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Iran began operations Tuesday at a production facility manufacturing advanced radar and electronic war equipment, a minister said.

The Iranian Defense Minister, Brig. Gen. Mostafa Mohammad-Najjar, said the project is part of an effort to develop a self-sustained defense industry in the face of international sanctions and Western pressure, Iran's official Press TV said Tuesday.

The production facility is affiliated under the state-run Shiraz Electronics Industry in the southern region of Iran.

Najjar praised the efforts of Iranian engineers in developing domestic technology needed for a self-sufficient defense program.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
TSU shooting: 1 dead, 1 wounded in third shooting this week at Houston campus
Listeria threat prompts Whole Foods cheese recall
Russia says missiles aimed at Syria did not land in Iran
Captive orca breeding banned at California's SeaWorld
Wrong drug used in Oklahoma execution