Oct 13, 2021, 3:09 PM
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All systems in air defense drills are Iran-made: Commander

Tehran, IRNA - Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the aerospace division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), underlined that all air defense systems deployed in maneuvers codenamed ‘Modafean Aseman Velayat 1400’ (Guardians of ‘Velayat Sky’ 1400) are domestically-manufactured.

According to Sepah News, Brigadier General Hajizadeh said on the sidelines of the joint drills conducted by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) and Air Defense Force (IRIADF) as well as the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Aerospace Division that "15 years ago, we did not have such capabilities, and we depended on foreign equipment in radar, command, and control as well as surface to air missile systems, while today thank God, we possess all these facilities indigenized and Iran-made."

The fully trained forces have been prepared to operate in groups, he said, adding that a group is tasked to play the role of enemy and another one as the aggressor during a simulated war and that the other group plays the role of defender.

Radar systems are tasked to identify targets, and command and control centers should refer the targets to the air defense systems, Hajizadeh added, noting that all systems have been successful in their tasks to target and destroy different aims even cruise missiles.

According to the military official, Qods Radar System has become operational in the drills. Winged bombs, capable to be fired from warplanes, have been launched for the first time in the maneuvers.

The operational phase of the Modafean Aseman Velayat 1400 drills kicked off in a vast area of deserts in central Iran early on Tuesday.

Brigadier General Qader Rahimzadeh, commander of the country’s Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, said on Wednesday that air defense systems of IRGC's Sayyad and Army's Talash were successfully test-fired in the joint maneuvers.

Sayyad and Talash air defense systems intercepted and pounded different medium-altitude targets in electronic warfare during the drills.

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