“The 155-mm self-propelled howitzer has been designed and manufactured
by the Defense Industries Organization’s creative and innovative experts
with the aim of increasing the mobility of artillery units of the
Iranian armed forces,” Tehran Times quoted Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi
The new weapon has increased mobility, enhanced maneuverability, longer
firing range, a higher rate of fire, and lower production costs in
comparison with the tracked self-propelled howitzers, the Minister said.
In the near future the artillery gun will be mass-produced and delivered
to the artillery units of the Iranian armed forces, the report quoting
the Minister added.