TEHRAN (Iran News) – Iran’s Air Defense Force has made proper achievements in various areas including radar, missiles, and communications systems, Iran’s Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said on the sidelines of a ceremony held to mark the national Air Defense Force Day.
Commander Mousavi stressed that Iran’s Air Defense Force has made great achievements in the post-revolution era, especially after establishment of the Air Defense Base in 2008, IRNA reported on Monday.
Iran’s Air Defense Base is a military branch split from Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force that controls Iran’s military land-based air defense.
Touring different parts of the base in Tehran, Major General Mousavi exchanged views with Commander of Army Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi-ard and his accompanying commanders.
He stressed the need for more cooperation between the armed forces in defending the Islamic Republic of Iran, adding that Iran’s air defense has a high capability in the region.
Commander Mousavi also hailed efforts made by air defense experts who have worked “to defend our beloved country.”
Earlier in the day, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei praised the Iranian Air Defense Force for its contribution to national security saying, Iran “owes its security to Air Defense preparedness and wakefulness.”
In a message on the occasion of the national Air Defense Day, the Leader said, “Send my regards to the vigilant staff of the country’s Air Defense. The country owes its security to Air Defense’s mobility and wariness. Our pious people are grateful for your unwavering efforts. Be appreciative of this.”
Ayatollah Khamenei’s message was conveyed to the Air Defense personnel by Head of the Leader’s military office Brigadier General Mohammad Shirazi.
He conveyed the message in a telephone conversation to Commander Sabahi-Fard on Monday.
- source : Iran Daily