TEHRAN – Iranian Defense Ministry inaugurated two major defense projects during a ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday on the occasion of the Ten-Day Dawn celebrations (February 1-11) marking the anniversary of the victory of the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
The production line of the domestically designed Shahed (Observer) flight recorder, which can be fitted to various types of aircraft and helicopters, and a dedicated line to overhaul and upgrade low-altitude smart air defense systems were launched.
Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi and the commander of the Khatam-ol-Anbia Anti-Aircraft Base, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaeili, attended the ceremony.
Brigadier General Vahidi said that experts and engineers at the Iran Electronic Industries have taken a great stride forward and managed to design and manufacture the parts and devices needed to launch a dedicated line to upgrade and modernize the existing air defense systems.
Upgrading low-altitude air defense systems will enhance the armed forces’ capability to defend the country’s vulnerable and strategic facilities against possible air strikes by fighter jets, helicopters, unmanned aerial vehicles, and air-to-ground missiles, he explained.
The upgraded systems will be able to identify and intercept several targets simultaneously using various tracking stations, he said, adding that the systems can also repel the enemy’s electronic attacks.
He also said that the Shahed flight recorder has unique features and is able to record flight, image, and sound parameters.
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