The commander of the Iranian Army’s Air Defense Force says his forces are fully prepared to counter any threat against the country’s secure skies by making use of its state-of-the-art homegrown defense systems and radars.
Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi-Fard said Iran enjoys a strong deterrence thanks to the strategic goals established by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and the expertise of Iranian youths.
“The powerful Air Defense Force is ready to confront any threat in the safe skies of our beloved country using its new domestically-build systems,” the commander said.
He aid the country’s integrated air defense network, which is responsible for the operational control of the air defense units, is becoming stronger at different levels.
He also said the tremendous power of the Air Defense Force was displayed during the large-scale Zolfaqar 1401 joint military drills held in the southern parts of the country early this month.
The drills also proved that the integrated air defense network has turned into a reliable power not just in the region but across the entire globe thanks to its home-made radar and missile systems, he added.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made substantial headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.
Iranian officials have repeatedly warned that the country will not hesitate to boost its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, saying the Islamic Republic’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.
Ayatollah Khamenei has also repeatedly called for efforts to maintain and boost Iran’s defense capabilities, hitting back at the enemies for seeking to disrupt the country’s missile program.
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