Air Defense Vigilantly Defends Iran’s Airspace, Commander Says
- April, 16, 2014 - 20:10
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iranian Air Defense units keep a constant, close watch on the country’s airspace, a senior commander stressed, noting that not a single hostile flying object will be allowed in Iran’s airspace.
“We monitor the country’s skies round the clock, and will never allow an aggression by any (flying) object into our dear country’s airspace,” Lieutenant Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base General Ali Reza Sabahi-Fard said on Wednesday.
He also underlined that the Air Defense forces are now in such a good position that can fulfill all their requirements inside the country.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and has attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems. As part of these accomplishments, Iran’s aerial defense has been able to build a big part of its equipment and arsenal by its own experts.
Earlier on April 15, Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili praised the outstanding features of Iran’s new home-made radar system, dubbed “Raasad-32”, describing it as a great achievement in the area of detection and identification of different types of aircraft.
As regards the important features of the domestically-made radar system, Esmaili explained that the Raasad-32 can detect the flying targets’ direction, altitude and velocity.
It is capable of transmitting the collected data to the Control Center from a range of more than 15 kilometers.