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News number: 9107118024

18:41 | 2012-11-09

Defence

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Commander Reiterates Air Defense Preparedness to Defend Iran's Airspace

TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said that his forces are fully prepared to repel any possible enemy aggression against Iranian airspace.



"The air defense of the Islamic Republic of Iran fully resists against any threat and uses its utmost capacity to counter threats," Esmayeeli told the Islamic republic news agency on Friday.

He pointed to a massive nationwide wargames which are scheduled to be held by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and the Army in the Eastern parts of the country and added that the Armed Forces' drills are aimed at defending ideals and prestige of the Islamic establishment.

He had earlier told reporters on Thursday that various long-range radars and electronic surveillance systems will be tested during the drills.

Iran's Army and IRGC hold regular wargames to practice combat tactics and also test new home-made military tools, equipment and weapons in action.