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Iranian Army Reinvigorates Air Defense Systems in Western Iran

 

Iran has deployed new missile systems in the Western parts of the country to bolster its air defense shield in the region, a senior commander announced on Tuesday.

“The Khatam Ol-Anbia Air Defense Base has strengthened its air defense shield in the Western parts of the country by deploying new missile equipment,” Deputy Commander of Khatam Ol-Anbia Air Defense Base for Operations General Alireza Elhami said.

“We are ready to give a decisive response to any aggression,” he said, adding that the country’s integrated air defense system safeguards security in the Western parts and airspace of Iran using different types of radar, missile, communication and artillery systems.

General Elhami added that the Air Defense Base has provided necessary support to the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces during their recent wargames in western provinces.

The Iranian Army’s warplanes conducted different air operations in a set of military drills to display their powerful presence in the Western and Northwestern borders of the country.

The fighter jets carried out reconnaissance operations and airshows in the Western and Northwestern parts of the country aimed at supporting the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground and Rapid Reaction Forces during the wargames that started in Western Iran on Saturday.

The Army staged drills codenamed ‘Heidar Karrar’ concurrently with the IRGC Ground Force’s ‘Moharram’ wargames to assess the operational power and coordination of its forces.

Commander of the IRGC Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour announced on Sunday that the two-day defense-security wargames in Northwestern Iran is being staged with the participation of different IRGC units.

“The combined operations were successfully carried out during the ‘Moharram’ security drills, participated by the drone, missile, artillery, air force and armored units,” General Pakpour said.

Also, Spokesman of the Wargames Brigadier General Habib Shahsavari said that the artillery units of the IRGC Ground Force fired heavy fire and the commando forces, supported by the T72S tanks, attacked simulated enemy targets.

He underlined that the main goal of the drills was to enhance the IRGC Ground Forces’ preparedness in combat, equipment and specialized fields.

General Pakpour had announced on Friday that his forces will start defense-security drills in the Northwestern parts of Iran on Saturday.

“During the two-day wargames, the elite armored, airborne, artillery, commando and drone units will display the IRGC Ground Forces’ preparedness, might and strength in safeguarding and protecting the Islamic Iran’s borders,” General Pakpour said on the sidelines of the nationwide parades.

He added that the drills are codenamed as ‘Moharram’ and will be organized by the IRGC’s Hamzeh Seyed al-Shohada base in Northwestern Iran.

Various units of the Islamic Republic Army, the IRGC, Law Enforcement Police and Basij (volunteer) forces staged nationwide parades in Tehran and other cities across the country on Friday morning.

The latest military and defense achievements and missiles manufactured by Iranian experts were put on display at the parades.

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