General Esmaili: Iran Having Safest Airspace in Mideast

General Esmaili: Iran Having Safest Airspace in Mideast
Sat Sep 5, 2015 13:09:23

Commander of Khatam Al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili underlined that Iran has the safest airspace for foreign flights among the countries of the Middle East.

“We managed to make Iranian skies the safest in the Middle East despite the sanctions and threats,” Brigadier General Esmaili said.

Esmaili underlined that the country's integrated missile and radar systems are always monitoring moves and ready to fire and intercept hostile flying objects at any moment from over 3,000 kilometers away.

“Today we are capable of monitoring the enemies’ slightest move from a distance of more than 3,000 kilometers,” Brigadier General Esmaili said, addressing a pre-sermon speech of Tehran Friday prayers.

He reiterated that one of the achievements in the field of Air Defense in Iran is that the country has become self-sufficient in the production of radar systems and missiles.

Brigadier General Esmaili said Iran’s Air Defense units have been deployed in some 3,700 locations across the country to give a crushing response to enemies’ threats, while they have a message of peace and security to regional and friendly states.

He underlined that Iran’s military capabilities serve as a deterrent arm against enemy threats.

Brigadier General Esmaili noted that Iran’s defense lines are not confined to the geographical borders, and said, “Given the increase in variety, speed and range of aerial weapons of the enemy and the intention of the enemy to destroy the infrastructure of the defending country, the defense lines can be expanded to all parts of the target (enemy) country.”

Last month, Brigadier General Esmaili underlined if the enemy wants to make an aggression against Iran, it will receive a strong slap across the face by the Iranian Armed Forces.

“Iran’s air defense system is always ready to act upon the Supreme Leader's order and its finger is always on the trigger and today, thanks to this air defense system, the Islamic Republic of Iran's airspace is one of the most secure skies in the world,” he added.

Esmaili 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,” Esmaili said.

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

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; IRNA reported.

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