A senior Iranian commander says the country’s Army is in possession of the world’s top radar and missile systems, turning into a thorn in the eyes of the enemies.
“The Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran have been increasing their deterrence power against the enemies,” Commander of the Iranian Army’s Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi-Fard said on Tuesday.
He said that Iranian scientists and technicians have succeeded in manufacturing various defensive and military equipment.
The Armed Forces are proceeding with such a rapid move in the development of their might and deterrent power, he added.
Based on religious teachings, it is necessary to improve the country’s military might in order to be used in urgent occasions, Sabahi-Fard said.
The commander added that the enemies have always cast a covetous eye on Iran given its special geographical, political and strategic position.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.
Iran maintains that its military power poses no threat to the regional countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.
Back in April, the Islamic Republic of Iran Army units -- the Ground Force, the Navy, the Air Force, and the Air Defense -- unveiled a broad range of advanced gear such as homegrown missiles, tanks, armored vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, radar systems and air defense missile systems in a military parade marking the National Army Day.
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.