TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi declared plans to equip the country's warships and destroyers with air defense shields.
News ID: 78511
Publish Date: 26August 2019 - 20:51
"There are good capacities developed in area of shot, mid and long-range missile and air defense systems, and we have enhanced to an acceptable level in on-site defense," Rear Admiral Khanzadi said in Tehran on Monday.
"God willing, we will use these defense systems on vessels in a bid to enhance the deterrence power," he added.
Rear Admiral Khanzadi explained that air defense shields will help Iran's heavy destroyers to intercept flying objects in farther distances.
Iran has made good progress in building different home-made air defense systems.
The country last Thursday unveiled the home-made version of the sophisticated Russian S-300 missile defense system, dubbed as Bavar (Belief) 373 with the capability to target ballistic missiles.
Bavar 373 was unveiled in a ceremony participated by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami.
"Bavar 373 is the most important indigenized missile defense system whose design and manufacturing started a few years ago and can engage multiple targets in high altitudes," General Hatami said, addressing the ceremony.
He added that the Iranian defense industry experts have gone through the reverse engineering phase and designed and manufactured the parts relying on domestic capacities.
The anti-air defense system can detect 60 targets, identify 13 targets and engage 6 targets.
The system is much more powerful than the Russian S-300 and some of its features could be compared with S-400.