Defense Ministry unveils indigenous weapons
Defense Ministry unveils indigenous weapons
Iran’s Defense Ministry unveiled seven rifles and shotguns, including an assault rifle called Masaf, on Sunday.

TEHRAN (Iran News) – The new weapons were unveiled in a ceremony in Tehran on Sunday, which was attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami.

The weapons, designed and manufactured by Iranian experts, include Masaf assault rifle, two Hoomak shotguns, Sorena-2 shotgun, Arta air rifle, Tooka air rifle, and PCP air rifle.

Massif assault rifle is chambered in the 7.62×51 mm round. The light weapon is cooled by air.

The weapon system of Masaf is of the short piston type, which is armed by indirect pressure of gunpowder gas and fed by ammunition. This system increases the reliability of the weapon and the durability of its sensitive parts. The weapon can be adjusted to fire in semi-automatic and burst mode.

The Iranian military forces have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of equipment, from firearms to advanced drones.

Previously, Iran has unveiled its new Kaman-22 drone, which seems to be modeled on the U.S.-made MQ-1 Predator, with other features from the more advanced MQ-9 Reaper.

In January this year, the combat drones of Iran’s IRGC were showcased during a series of missile and UAV exercises in the center of the country. These included new drones, and drone-launched weapons tested unmanned combat, surveillance, reconnaissance, and electronic warfare capabilities.

  • source : Mehr