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Iran unveils project to produce 1st national GPS system

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Dec 15, IRNA -- The project to produce first national Global Positioning System (GPS) was inaugurated during a ceremony here Sunday in the presence of Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan.

The ceremony was held at the Defense Ministry University of Malek Ashtar.

Speaking to reporters on the sideline of the ceremony, the brigadier general said GPS plays a highly significant role in the county's air, navy and land forces.

He added that the system can be also used for over 270 non-military purposes including urban and rail transportation, aviation, shipping, topography and other development projects.

Dehqan said that scientific achievements of the Iranian experts while the country is under Wests heavy sanctions, indicates the Iranians firm determination and their scientific knowhow.

He stressed that Iran could presently be considered as a scientific and technological hub in the region due to its significant scientific achievements.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in defense sector and gained self-sufficiency in production of essential military hardware and defense systems.

Tehran has repeatedly assured the world that its military might poses no threat to other nations, saying that the Islamic Republic's defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.

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