Iran unveils self-propelled Howitzer cannon: TV

08:35, March 08, 2011      

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Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi unveiled here the country's first domestically-made self-propelled wheeled Howitzer cannon, the state IRIB TV website reported on Monday.

"The self-propelled wheeled 155 mm Howitzer cannon has been made with the aim of increasing the mobility of the Armed Forces' artillery," Vahidi said in the unveiling ceremony on Sunday.

The upgraded Howitzer cannon has been designed and made by the innovative experts of Iran's Defense Industries to meet the strategic and tactical needs of Iran's Armed Forces, Vahidi was quoted as saying.

"With the mass production of these cannons in near future, the Armed Forces will be able to prepare the military for operation in the desired location in the shortest time possible and relocate after the mission is accomplished in the shortest time with minimum manpower," he added according to the report.

Source: Xinhua

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