Iran needs stronger air defense: Defense minister

Tasnim – Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami stressed the need for a qualitative and quantitative boost to the country’s air defense capabilities.

Iran needs to strengthen its air defense power in terms of quality and quantity at the low, medium and high altitudes, General Hatami told reporters on Tuesday.

The Air Defense will focus more seriously on the capabilities at the low altitude, the minister added.

His comments came a day after Iran’s Air Defense unveiled four homegrown systems for civil and military applications.

The four systems, dubbed Sama, Samee’, Baseer, and Samet-1, are used for for detecting aerial targets, controlling air traffic, and transferring data.

Iran has in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of military equipment, including air defense systems that use innovative technologies.