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Iran’s Air Defense to Obtain New Missile Systems

4 April 2016 8:49


The Iranian Ai Defense forces will be equipped with a series of new missile systems in the new Iranian year, which began on March 20, a top Iranian commander said.

Addressing a military gathering in Tehran on Sunday, Lieutenant Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base General Ali Reza Sabahi-Fard said the operational capabilities of the base will improve with the employment of the new missile systems.

According to the commander, there has been a 1.5-fold increase in the number of the Air Defense missile sites across the country over the past five years.

He also noted that the country’s radar stations have doubled in number in the said period.

Thanks to the advanced, homegrown radars, some with ranges above 1,000 kilometers, the Iranian forces can monitor the enemies from home, General Sabahi-Fard added.

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

Tehran has repeatedly stressed that its military power is defensive in nature and poses no threat to other countries.

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