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Iran Says It Produces Laser-Guided Artillery Rounds

Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi

Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi

Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi has announced that Iran has developed what are described as laser-guided artillery rounds capable of hitting moving targets at a distance of up to 20 kilometers.

Iranian state-run television has shown images of what it said was the new precision-guided artillery being fired.

Iran, which is subject to a United Nations embargo on foreign arms imports because of suspicions over its nuclear program, frequently announces breakthroughs on domestically produced, high-technology military devices, though few other details are usually given.

Compiled from agency reports