Tasnim – Iran’s Air Defense commander inaugurated a new radar site in the country’s southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan on Saturday.
Accompanied by a group of ranking commanders, Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi Fard launched the new radar site, dubbed Vahdat-e-Birak, in the city of Zahedan, the province’s capital.
He also unveiled the site’s homegrown radar as well as its dispensary and auditorium.
General Sabahi Fard further visited a number of other radar sites in the district of Zabol and evaluated their combat capabilities in the face of potential threats.
In November 2018, the Iranian Air Defense staged a large-scale war game in tandem with the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and the Air Force in an area of around half a million square kilometers in northern, central and western Iran.
The military exercise involved tactics to employ command and control systems to detect, track and intercept hostile targets, conducting air defense operations in electronic warfare, using passive aerial detection systems as well as air-based air defense gear including manned and unmanned aircraft, and countering anti-radiation and cruise missiles.