Iran’s Armed Forces launched a large-scale military exercise, involving air defense units and domestically-developed military hardware, with the goal of strengthening the protection of the country’s aerial borders and sensitive sites.
The significant advances Iran has made in the air defense industry has turned the country into one of the world’s top powers, possessing the capability to detect every aircraft and small flying object both inside and outside its airspace, a senior army commander said.
Iran's Air Defense Force has made proper achievements in various areas including radar, missiles, and communications systems, Iran’s Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said on the sidelines of a ceremony held to mark the national Air Defense Force Day.
Commander of the Iranian Army Major General Seyyed Abdolrahim Mousavi officially inaugurated the “Persian Gulf Air Defense Headquarters” in the southern province of Bushehr in a bid to further tighten the country’s grip on the region.
Leader of Iran's Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, in separate decrees, appointed the commander of the newly established Air Defense Force of the Iranian Army, and the new commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base.
Iran’s Armed Forces launched an annual air defense drill to test their capabilities in defending the Islamic Republic’s airspace against a wide range of threats, using an array of advanced weapon systems.