Procurement: Iran Builds RPG-7 Under License

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December 29, 2005: One of the many arms deals Iran has recently done with Russia, is one to allows Iran to do licensed production of the RPG-7. Iran is believed to be producing over 10,000 RPG-7 launchers a year, as well as a variety of rockets for them. Several countries produce unlicensed knock offs of the RPG-7, but Iran wants to stay on the right side of one of the few countries that will sell it weapons. RPG-7s are favorites with terrorists and rebel movements, because the rocket launcher is cheap and easy to use.

 


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