TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of Iran’s Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari said the domestically made advanced tank “Karrar” is slated to be employed by the army forces in the near future.

Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Thursday, Brigadier General Heidari said that Karrar is one of the country’s unique products and the contract for employing it has been signed by the Army Ground Force.

The tank is planned to be employed in the missions and war games of the Army Ground Force soon, the commander added.

Karrar is a class of Iranian tanks that enjoys modern technologies. Its earlier version is already in service, together with other locally-made tanks like Zolfaqar.

Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.

Tehran has always assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to regional countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.