Deputy Commander of the Army’s Air Defense Force, Brigadier General Alireza Elhami (file photo)

Deputy Commander of the Army’s Air Defense Force, Brigadier General Alireza Elhami

Iran To Unveil Air Defense Missiles With 300km Range

6/26/2022

Iran’s Air Defense Force has announced plans to unveil missiles with a range of 300 kilometers to increase the country’s “deterrent power.”

Addressing a gathering of the officers of the Armed Forces, the Revolutionary Guard and the police on Sunday, Deputy Commander of the Army’s Air Defense Force, Brigadier General Alireza Elhami said "The only way out of all sanctions and threats is to become stronger in all matters, especially in the military field."

The development of missile power is a sign of self-confidence and reliance on domestic capabilities, he added, without disclosing any details about the new missiles.

He also called for synergy and coordination between the various branches of the Islamic Republic’s military, describing it as a force of progress for the country.

“The Army Air Defense is cooperating with the country's elites, the Ministry of Defense, and the Armed Forces in the fields of defense sciences, artificial intelligence, cognitive sciences, quantum physics, cyber defense, and electronic warfare,” Elhami said. 

Late in May, Iran showcased several new models of cruise missiles and drones in an Army's secret underground base in the Zagros mountains.

Iran is accused of providing Yemen’s Houthis and numerous other proxies militias with missiles and drones that are used to attack Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates as well as bases hosting US-led forces in Iraq and Syria.

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