Commander: Iranian Fleet of Military Copters Strongest in Region
- July, 26, 2019 - 14:23
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A ranking Iranian Army commander said the country is in possession of the most powerful fleet of military helicopters in West Asia.
Addressing the Friday prayers gathering in Tehran, Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force’s Airborne Division General Yousef Qorbani said Iran has the strongest fleet of helicopters in the Middle East.
The Iranian Army Ground Force’s Airborne Division is equipped with various arms and provides professional military training, he added.
The general also highlighted the Airborne Division’s activities for protecting the country’s border, noting that the Army Ground Force has adopted a strategy of offense in a way that the enemy would not dare to carry any act of aggression.
He also said that the Army Ground Force’s Airborne Division provides aerial assistance in the aftermath of natural disasters, citing the extensive operations that his forces carried out in late March after heavy floods hit areas in west and southwest Iran.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.
In comments in February 2018, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called for efforts to maintain and boost Iran’s defense capabilities, hitting back at the enemies for disputing the country’s missile program.