Commander Highlights IRGC's Advanced Air Defense, Missile Capabilities
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A senior Iranian commander on Saturday underlined the Armed Forces' capability to produce high-tech military equipment, including advanced air defense systems and high-precision ballistic missiles.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Deputy Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami said the force has achieved a cutting-edge ‘secret’ air defense system and ultra-modern high-precision missiles.
He said a foreign country, whose name he withheld, had refused to supply Iran with a certain air defense system but the IRGC experts managed to produce a system more advanced than the one denied to the Islamic Republic.
Salami stated that the air defense system was displayed in the IRGC aerospace exhibition recently held in Tehran.
The high-ranking commander also reiterated the importance of IRGC missiles’ capability to hit mobile targets with pin-point accuracy, implying that the technology used in these missiles are so advanced that very few countries might possess it.
In May, the IRGC showcased its latest military achievements in an exhibition in Tehran. They included two types of advanced anti-ship ballistic missiles, dubbed Hormuz 1 and 2.
The Hormuz 1 and 2 were among the most important and most unique missiles manufactured by the Iranian local experts.
Iran has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to other countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.