Iran has unveiled its latest combat chopper Toufan II that features the country’s “latest achievements in electronics, optics, laser and armament capabilities”, state media reported.
The Toufan II chopper was unveiled Wednesday at a ceremony attended by Defence Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi, Xinhua reported citing Press TV.
Toufan II employs Iran’s latest indigenous achievements in electronics, optics, laser and armament capabilities, the minister said.
The production of the chopper was a symbol of the creativity and self-sufficiency in the face of sanctions from other countries, he said.
The Iranian armed forces will boost the combat power of the chopper once mass production begins, he said.
In December 2012, Iran unveiled the Panha I and II helicopters designed to conduct military operations and logistic missions, according to Press TV.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in the defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in essential military equipment and systems.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly made it clear that its military might is merely based on the nation’s defense doctrine of deterrence and poses no threat to other countries.