Esmaili

Commander: Iran to unveil new air defense systems in April

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced on Tuesday that Iran plans to display several new home-made air defense systems in April.

“New air defense systems in radar and missile fields will be unveiled on April 18,” Esmayeeli told reporters in Tehran today while participating in the February 11 annual rallies held to mark the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.

He also said that construction of a low-altitude missile system is in its final stage and the system will go on display on April 18.

In relevant remarks in mid-May, Esmayeeli said Iran’s air defense capability is so advanced that it is not comparable to what it could do during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in 1980s.

“At present, the air defense unit’s capability, capacity and expertise can defuse any threat existing in the region,” Esmayeeli stressed, adding that the air defense forces enjoy a “desirable” level of preparedness.

The Iranian Armed Forces have recently test-fired different types of newly-developed missiles and torpedoes and tested a large number of home-made weapons, tools and equipment, including submarines, military ships, artillery, choppers, aircrafts, UAVs and air defense and electronic systems, during massive military drills.

Defense analysts and military observers say that Iran’s wargames and its advancements in weapons production have proved as a deterrent factor.

In September, the Iranian Armed Forces displayed the country’s latest home-made military tools, weapons and equipments in large military parades in Tehran and across the country.

By Fars News Agency 

 

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