The new domestically-built maritime patrol aircraft have high flight duration enabling them to keep maritime areas under surveillance via optical and radar subsystems, he said on Monday.

Vahidi added that the modern patrol aircraft also have the capacity to load and upload military hardware and can also conduct better reconnaissance missions.

The Iranian minister said the new items may be unveiled during the 10-Day Dawn celebrations, which will begin on February 1, marking the 34th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in the defense sector and gained self-sufficiency in essential military hardware and defense systems.

Iran has repeatedly assured other nations, especially regional neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence