Iran: New Military Systems Analysed in Defence and Security Report Q3 2012

New report  ‘Iran Defence and Security Report Q3 2012’ now available from

According to the ‘Iran Defence and Security Report Q3 2012’  by the end of March 2012 it was still unclear whether the crisis surroundingIran's nuclear programme would reach a diplomatic or military conclusion.

In February 2012 President Ahmadinejad announced that he was more than doubling the country's defence budget by ordering a 127% increase, although he did not discloseTehran's current level of defence spending.

Iranalso unveiled a series of new military systems, which underlined the fact that attacking the country could pose some serious tactical challenges to US or Israeli forces. State TV profiled a new unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) called the Shaparak in March, while defence minister General Ahmad Vahidi announced in February that a new anti-ship cruise missile, the Zafar, had entered series production. Vahidi also said that the Iranian defence industry had successfully developed a new type of guided artillery shell.

Iran Defence and Security Report Q3 2012’  

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