Iran to Increase Air Defense in the Sea of Oman Region

FNA29.06.2016 MENA
Iran to Increase Air Defense in the Sea of Oman Region

Iran to Increase Air Defense in the Sea of Oman Region

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Iranian Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced his country’s plans to increase its air defense power in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman region, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.

He also referred to the deployment of air defense systems in 3,700 points of the country, and said there is no special bottleneck in radars and missiles sections.

In relevant remarks in April, General Esmayeeli announced that his forces have been prepared to defend the country’s sensitive sites supported by a multi-layered defense system.

“One of the Air Defense Base’s responsibilities is integrated defense of the Islamic Republic of Iran's airspace, and the Air Defense Base is endeavoring to identify and confront the threats in a timely manner,” General Esmayeeli said.

“Defense in depth is on our agenda that requires certain tools and equipment, including long-range radar equipment or electronic tapping (systems),” he added.

“Multi-layered defense is the Air Defense Base’s priority and we pursue it with all its systems and have it on our agenda,” he said.

Also in November, General Esmayeeli announced that Iran is one of the top 6 countries in the world which have made advanced long-range radar systems.

“We don’t have any technical bottleneck in the air defense field and don’t need to purchase anything in this field from the foreign states,” Esmayeeli said in Tehran.

“Today, our experts have built a 3,000-km-range radar without any foreign help and we are among the six countries which can build it,” he added.

In September, Esmayeeli announced that Iran will unveil its new long-range radar systems in the coming months.

“The new radar systems would be unveiled by the end of the current Iranian calendar year in March 2016,” Esmayeeli said.

He reiterated that the new radars can help the Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base to detect and monitor aircraft flying beyond Iran's borders.

Also in September, Brigadier General Esmayeeli 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,” Esmayeeli said.

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 Esmayeeli 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.



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