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Iran's Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base launched a tactical exercise on Sunday, July 8, 2012. (File photo)
Mon Jul 9, 2012 7:23AM
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The deputy commander of the Iranian Army’s Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base says the Army’s air defense units are prepared to counter any aerial attacks against the country.

General Shahrokh Shahram told IRNA on Sunday that the Army’s air defense units have the capacity to detect, identify, intercept and destroy any enemy aircraft.

He made the remarks on the sidelines of a three-day tactical exercise in the country’s northwest by Iran's Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, which began on Sunday.

The exercise is a response to the enemy’s psychological warfare and is aimed at neutralizing the regional media’s propaganda campaign against Iran, the Iranian Army has said.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in the defense sector and gained self-sufficiency in essential military hardware and defense systems.

Last week, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) test fired domestically-produced missiles during a three-day military drill codenamed the Great Prophet 7.

The tested missiles included Shahab (Meteor) 1, 2, 3, Khalij Fars (Persian Gulf), Tondar (Lightning), Fateh (Victor) and Zelzal (Quake) as well as Qiam (Uprising).

Iran has repeatedly stated that its military might poses no threat to other countries, reiterating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

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