Tehran, Aug 19: The Iranian Army has enhanced the range of weapons mounted on its helicopters to elevate their combat power, the media reported on Saturday. Also Read - I Don't Trust Them: Iran's Supreme Leader Orders Ban on Coronavirus Vaccines from US, Britain

The range of helicopter-mounted weapons was upgraded to 12 km, Yousef Qorbani, commander of Army Ground Force’s Airborne Division, was quoted as saying, Tasnim news agency reported. Also Read - Iranian Instagram Sensation ‘Zombie Angelina Jolie’ Freed From Prison on Bail Days After 10 Year Sentence

Iran is among the few countries in possession of night vision systems for military choppers, Qorbani noted. Also Read - Iran Executes Journalist Who Inspired Nationwide Economic Protests in 2017

After the Iran-Iraq war in the 1980s, Iran’s advances in helicopter systems have earned its reputation for the hub of the industry in West Asia and even in the world, the commander said.

Also on Saturday, the Iranian Army brought into service a homegrown simulator system for Bell 206 military choppers.