Iranian army has unveiled local-made simulators for Hawk and Skyguard missile systems 2901143
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|Wednesday, January 29, 2014 11:28 AM|
|Iranian army has unveiled local-made simulators for Hawk and Skyguard missile systems.|
Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base unveiled simulators for anti-aircraft Hawk (Mersad) and Skyguard missile systems. Commander of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli pointed to the unique specifications of these two missile systems simulators, and said, “We can simulate targets in real-scales and in different classes of missiles, airplanes, helicopters and drones by using these simulators which are completely independent and needless of operating systems.”
He explained that the simulators have been designed fully similar to the main (missile) systems in terms of appearance, keys and panels, and said, “All training phases of these systems can be seen through closed-circuit cameras and computers by trainer and the trainer can evaluate operators’ reactions.”
Iran has recently renewed and upgraded the weapons and defense systems of its air defense units.
Earlier this year, General Esmayeeli announced that experts and engineers of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base have successfully designed and manufactured a simulator for anti-aircraft Hawk missile system.
“Production of this simulator enabled us to teach all the officers need about Hawk anti-aircraft missile system,” Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said at the time.
Brigadier General Esmayeeli hailed Iranian experts' unsparing efforts to achieve self-sufficiency in producing the needed equipment for the country's air defense systems.
The Iranian commander said Iran’s air defense is fully self-sufficient in producing the required military equipment, adding that all the country’s old systems have been upgraded and domestically-manufactured.
The commander emphasized that Iran’s Armed Forces, including Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base, are fully prepared to defend the country.
In November, Iranian air defense units exercised targeting Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) with anti-aircraft Hawk missiles during massive military drills in the Eastern parts of the country.
The Air Defense units of the Iranian Armed Forces started massive exercises, codenamed "Modafe'an-e Aseman-e Velayat 4 (Defenders of Velayat Skies 4)" in early November.
The air defense units fired a Hawk missile at a drone and destroyed it.
The missile was fired by a mobile air defense system on a missile-launching vehicle.