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2021-October-26  15:37

Top Commander: IRGC Aerospace Force Making Rapid Progress

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami lauded the astonishing progress made by the IRGC Aerospace Force and other sectors of the powerful force.

The IRGC Aerospace Force is making rapid progress in the fields of space, missile, air defense, drones, and electronic warfare, as occasionally witnessed by the people through military exercises and field tests, General Salami said on Tuesday.

In the naval sector, he said, “we are vastly expanding our maritime reach and power for the fight against great powers, given that they are mainly focused on [presence] at sea”.

General Salami then said the IRGC Ground Force is expanding its presence in border areas to establish security there while “truly depicting a glorious display of a defense force on the ground”.

In relevant remarks earlier this month, General Salami said that the IRGC Aerospace Force and the Iranian Army’s Air and Air Defense Forces are equipped with the most state-of-the-art technologies to defend the country.

General Salami made the remarks during the second day of major airpower drills involving the IRGC’s Aerospace Division, the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF), and the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Defense Force (IRIADF).

“What we perceived during this exercise was a modern and advanced display of every aspect of air defense [operations] in the face of unpredictable scenarios,” General Salami said.

“By God’s grace, all the targets that entered the area [of the drills] were struck by the systems’ first shot,” he stated.

“The reason for this is that the IRGC’s Aerospace Division and the Army’s Air Defense Force have acquired cutting edge technology [for its] very modern and advanced systems,” the IRGC's top commander added.