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Iran to unveil new air defense systems: general
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Iran will unveil several radars and air defense systems by the end of the current Iranian calendar year (March 21, 2015), the commander of the Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base says.
The new sophisticated radars and systems will have various properties, including the ability to track and identify small flying objects, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaeili announced in a press conference on the occasion of Air Defense Day in Iran on Monday.
“One of the latest achievements of Iran’s air defense forces is the Arash 2 radar system which is based on the world’s state-of-the-art technology and has the capability to discover small flying objects,” he said.
He added, “Talash 1, 2 and 3 missile systems which enjoy the capability of engagement have been tested and will join the integrated [missile defense] network soon.” 
Alireza Sabahifard, the lieutenant commander of the air defense base, said earlier last month that Iran enjoys such an integrated air defense system that no flying object can approach the country’s border without being noticed and tracked.
“At the present, every part of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s airspace is connected to the integrated air defense network and the smallest movements cannot go unnoticed by the eagle eyes of the air defense base,” Sabahifard had said.
Tehran has always maintained that the country’s military and arms programs serve defensive purposes and should not be perceived as a threat to any other country.

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