Iranian armed forces will be equipped with new air defense systems in the next few days 10404161

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Iranian armed forces will be equipped with new air defense systems in the next few days.
Lieutenant Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard announced that his forces will be equipped with new missile shields in the Iranian new year (started on March 20). Esmayeeli said the 35mm towed anti-aircraft twin-cannon Samavat has also been delivered to Iran’s Air Defense Base.
     
Lieutenant Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard announced that his forces will be equipped with new missile shields in the Iranian new year (started on March 20). Esmayeeli said the 35mm towed anti-aircraft twin-cannon Samavat has also been delivered to Iran’s Air Defense Base. IRIADF Mersad ("Ambush") air defense system Ghader self-propelled SAM vehicle on Mercedes-Benz 2624 6x6 truck platform, with three Shahin ("Hawk") or Shalamche missiles.
     

Lieutenant Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base General Ali Reza Sabahi-Fard said the operational capabilities of the base will improve with the employment of the new missile systems.

"We have mounted highly advanced home-made radars with different ranges over 1,000 km in the integrated air defense system and we can monitor the enemy in its home," Sabahifard said.

The number of Iran's missile sites has increased 1.5 times in the past 5 years. Iran has in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of military equipment, including the air defense systems that use cutting edge technologies.

The Samavat 35mm is an Iranian version of the Swiss Oerlikon 35 mm twin cannon. This is a towed anti-aircraft gun made by Oerlikon Contraves now a subdivision of Rheinmetall Air Defence AG.

In March 2016, it was announced that the first delivery of Russia's S-300 missile defense system to Iran will take place in August or September this year, according RIA news agency, quoted Sergei Chemezov, the head of Russia's industrial conglomerate Rostec, as saying.
     
The Samavat 35mm is an Iranian version of the Swiss Oerlikon 35 mm twin cannon
 

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