Iran: Exports of defense products up by 17%
Exports of Iran's defense products show a 17 percent rise during the current Iranian year (started March 21, 2006), Iranian Minister of Defense Mostafa Mohammad Najjar told IRNA on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion of the annual national 'Government Week', marked in Iran on August 24-30, the minister said government of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has enjoyed "remarkable achievements" in the field of defense industries during its year-long term in office.
He added that the investment made in the field of key defense industries and technologies went up by 55 percent in the said period.
As for the major defense projects carried out by Iranian experts, Najjar referred to design and production of various defense products including new generation of unmanned planes as well as improvement of aircraft's wing and fuselage and production of electronic systems, engines and parts of 20 transportation planes.