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2022-June-22  18:01

Commander: Iranian Air Defense Force Advancing in Accordance to Threats

TEHRAN (FNA)- Deputy Commander of the Iranian Army Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Elhami underlined advancement of military equipment and weapons in accordance with existing threats.

Addressing the military cadets at Khatam Al-Anbia Air Defense Academy on Wednesday, General Elhami stressed the key role of Army Air Defense Force.

He stated that today, the Army Air Defense has a valuable and sensitive role in challenging the hegemony of superpowers and changing the military equations in the Middle East region.

Scientific progress and achievements, specially in the field of defense sciences as well as promotion of military achievements are a trump card and ensure the deterrent power and defense capability of the country, Brigadier General Elhami stressed.

He pointed out that the Army Air Defense is developing and achieving success in accordance to existing threats, and stated that reducing a country's defense security affects all economic, cultural, medical, and industrial aspects to a great extent.

General Elhami pointed to the research-based activities in the Army Air Defense Force, and said that the Leader of the Islamic Revolution has placed special emphasis on paying due attention to the research and development (R&D) and this issue is strictly followed up at the Army Air Defense Force of the country.

In relevant remarks in May, Commander of the Iranian Army's Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi Fard lauded the country's progress in developing different radar and missile systems, saying that they prevent enemies from making any aggression.

The Air Defense, in interaction with knowledge-based companies, has created an active deterrent power for the country by producing and manufacturing various sophisticated radar and missile systems, General Sabahi Fard said.

The Air Defense of the Army has succeeded in localizing defense and military equipment and weapons by focusing on indigenous technical know-how and knowledge as well as relying upon the most experienced and talented youth of this land and territory, he added.

General Sabahi Fard also underlined that the Army Air Defense has become one of the symbols of self-confidence in the country with designing and manufacturing various advanced radar and missile systems.

The country's integrated air defense network has created lasting security for skies of Islamic Republic and does not allow any drone to penetrate into skies of the country, he added.