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Commander: Iran’s Missile, Radar Systems on Constant Alert

3 August 2015 15:59



Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli underlined that Iran’s radar, electronic and missile systems are always awake to monitor and show reaction to the slightest hostile moves of the enemies.

“The air defense is always ready for mission and its radar, electronic, missile and monitoring systems are not turned off under any conditions and they are always under operation,” Esmayeeli said, visiting the existing defense systems in the Southwestern parts of Iran on Monday.

He said that the air defense system is constantly monitoring and providing coverage for every inch of the country’s airspace.

Esmayeeli also said that radar stations have stretched in 3,600 points across the country, adding that the intensity of this monitoring depends on the type of threats and presence of trans-regional states in the region.

In relevant remarks in July, Esmayeeli announced that Iran will unveil its new strategic radar system in September which will cover a range of over 1,000 kilometers.

“This is a strategic radar system with a range of about 1,000 kilometers and it will be unveiled on September 1,” Brigadier General Esmayeeli told reporters last month.

He noted that Khatam ol-Anbia’s new radar system will be deployed in a strategic region of the country.

Brigadier General Esmayeeli reiterated that Iran has the safest airspace in the Middle East, and said, “Today the number of passing flights has increased to 1,300 in every 24 hours as compared with 900 flights three months ago.”

Also in July, Brigadier General Esmayeeli announced that the country will unveil new missile defense systems early in September.

“Missile systems with the capability to stand against electronic warfare and mid-range and long-range radars will join the integrated air defense system on September 1,” Esmayeeli said in the Northeastern city of Semnan.

“The radar and missile defense systems will cover an important part of the country in the South and Southeast,” he added.

Esmayeeli underlined that defensive depth is one of the main important feature of these systems, specially the long-range radar defense systems.

Esmayeeli announced in June that the country is able to meet all its needs in manufacturing air defense systems.

“We have been able to build all our needed (air defense) systems domestically,” the senior commander told reporters in the Central province of Isfahan.

Noting that defending the Iranian airspace is a priority in the country’s defensive doctrine, he said that increasing the number of air defense systems has always had a message of peace and friendship.

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