Commander highlights Iran’s Air Defense capabilities


Iran’s Air Defense commander highlighted the capabilities of the country’s Air Defense Force, including those of its radars and missiles.

According to Tasnim news agency, Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili said on Sunday given the aerial threats, Iran’s countrywide air defense coverage is in good condition.

Besides ensuring security of the country’s air space, the Air Defense Base assists civil aviation companies and airlines with the security of more than 900 flights that pass over Iran’s air space every day, he added.

The commander also unveiled plans for “good developments” in air defense tactics over the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.

According to the commander, the country’s integrated air defense network is protecting 3,700 sensitive sites inside and outside the borders and there is no special spot not covered by the network’s radars and missiles.

In April, Air Defense Lieutenant Commander General Ali Reza Sabahi-Fard said 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.

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.

Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.

Iran has made it clear that its military might poses no threat to the regional countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.