Iran yesterday announced the development of an anti-missile system to mount to the turrets of T-72M tanks to protect them from attack, the Fars news agency reported.
The announcement came on the third day of land and sea military manoeuvres in three of the Islamic Republic's southern provinces.
The news agency said: "The system has been tested and will be installed on the tank turrets. It will be able to deflect all types of missiles by jamming their systems."
The agency also reported Iran's Revolutionary Guards land forces chief, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, as saying the tanks' main gun has a three-kilometre range and precision night-time capabilities.
For his part, IRGC Navy Commander, Commodore Alireza Tangsiri, said only Iranian-made weapons and ammunition had been used in the military manoeuvres.
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