Iran plans to unveil new long-range air defense missile system at military parade in September 07081
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|Thursday, August 7, 2014 08:33 AM|
|Iran plans to unveil new long-range air defense missile system at military parade in September.|
Iran plans to unveil its latest achievements in area of missile technology on September 22, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced on Wednesday, August 7, 2014. In September 2013, the Iranian Armed Forces displayed the country's latest home-made military tools, weapons and equipment in large military parades in Tehran and across the country.
The new air defense missile system Raad was unveiled during a military parade in 2012.
"The latest mid- and long-range missile defense systems will be unveiled on September 22," Esmayeeli told FNA today.
"These missile systems will include combined systems, artillery and radar systems, other new systems," he continued, adding that "the long-range missiles to go on display on September 22 are the ones which have been optimized by Iranian weapons experts and specialists".
The General further noted Iran's aerospace programs, and said the needed budget has been allocated for building "new (manned) planes and pilotless drones".
In relevant remarks in mid-May 2013, Esmayeeli said Iran's air defense capability is so advanced that it is not comparable to what it could do during the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in 1980s.