General Esmaeili: Iran Will Unveil New Air Defense Missiles

General Esmaeili: Iran Will Unveil New Air Defense Missiles
Thu Jul 16, 2015 18:06:56

Iran plans to unveil a number of state-of-the-art air defense missiles and radar systems in early September, Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaeili announced on Thursday.


“(Some) missile systems with electronic warfare technology and new long and medium-range radar systems will be added to (the country’s) integrated air defense network on September 1 this year,” General Esmaeili told reporters.

The commander added that the air defense base is proceeding with its plans to indigenize and optimize its radar and missile equipment.

Earlier this month, the second set of the domestically-made Qadir long-range radar system, manufactured by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, was installed in southwest of Iran.

The first set of the long-range radar had been stationed in a base in the central city of Garmsar in June 2014.

Totally designed and produced by the local military experts at the IRGC aerospace force, the Qadir identifies aerial targets on the basis of 3-dimensional detection. The system enjoys nonstop monitoring activity.

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 stated that its military might is defensive in nature and poses no threat to other countries.

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