Commander: Iran puts into operation new air defense missile systems

FNA- Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced that the country has put into operation new defense shields.

“New missile systems are being used in the country’s air defense network after successful operational tests and they are utilized in missions,” Esmayeeli said in Tehran on Tuesday.

He also underlined that the home-made artillery and missile systems are sufficient for the country to confront all hostile air targets.

In relevant remarks in January, General Esmayeeli underlined that Iran’s missile and radar systems that have multi-folded in recent years are fully prepared to confront any threat.

“Our missile, electronic tapping and radar systems have multi-folded and we can confront the modern threats of the world,” General Esmayeeli told reporters in Tehran.

He also stressed that Iran’s Air Defense units have been deployed in some 3,700 locations across the country to give a crushing response to enemies’ threats.

Also, in September, General Esmayeeli said that the skilled Iranian Air Defense Forces are using home-made state-of-the-art weapons and equipment to defend the country, he said that they have discouraged the enemies from launching a military attack against Iran by enhancing their preparedness and diversifying their options to stand against different types of threats.

General Esmayeeli made the remarks two days after the country’s Armed Forces put into operation the home-made ‘Nazir’ radar system with the capability of detecting radar-evading targets and fighting against electronic warfare.

“Nazir radar system was put into operation and from now on, no radar-evading flying object can enter the Islamic Iran’s skies without permission,” General Esmayeeli said.

“The radar is special to detecting the small flying objects and MQ1, RQ4 and U2 aircrafts and can easily detect and trace ballistic and cruise missiles and most importantly, the radar-evading aircraft,” he added.

Nazir is a long-range and high-precision radar system which is highly capable of detecting targets in low radar cross section and is resistant to radar evading and anti-radar missiles.