The commander of the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili
Sep 8, 2011 PRESSTV
A senior Iranian commander says the Islamic Republic has succeeded in the design and production of a domestically-manufactured long-range radar system.
The advanced system can detect, intercept and destroy aircraft equipped with radar cross-section system (RCS), cruise missile and strategic long-range aircraft, the commander of the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, said on Wednesday.
He added that the cosmos radar, designed by experts of the military base, can detect objects at a range of several thousand kilometers and will join Iran's air-defense in the near future, IRIB reported.
The Iranian commander emphasized that the Islamic Republic strongly monitors the slightest possible moves by any country.
Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base is in charge of detecting and destroying any aircraft seeking to launch an aggression against the country, Esmaili pointed out.
The United States and Israel have repeatedly threatened Tehran with the "option" of a military strike, based on the allegation that Iran's nuclear work may consist of a covert military agenda.
Iran says its nuclear program is completely peaceful and within the framework of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, to which it is a signatory.
Iranian officials have warned that the Islamic Republic will give a firm and crushing response to any act of aggression by the US and Israel.