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Defense minister reports on latest defense achievements

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Aug 28, IRNA
Iran-Defense-Minister
Exports of Iran's defense products show a 17 percent rise during the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2006), Minister of Defense Mostafa Mohammad Najjar told IRNA on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion of the annual national 'Government Week', marked in Iran on August 24-30, the minister said government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has enjoyed remarkable achievements in the field of defense industries during its year-long term in office.

He added that the investment made in the field of key defense industries and technologies was up by 55 percent in the said period.

As for the major defense projects carried out by domestic experts, Najjar referred to design and production of various defense products including new generation of unmanned planes as well as improvement of aircraft's wing and fuselage and production of electronic systems, engines and parts of 20 transportation planes.

Promotion of defense cooperation with regional states and the neighboring countries as well as nations enjoying advanced defense systems was another major achievement of Ahmadinejad's government in the field of defense industries during the past one year, the minister added.

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