‘Iran to unveil mid, long range missile systems’

Esmaili says new system include combined, artillery, radar systems

TEHRAN – A senior military official revealed that Iran will unveil its latest long-range and medium-range missile systems in the coming weeks, a foreign television reported.


The missile systems will be displayed during a military parade on September 22, said Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, the commander of the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defence Base.


The parade will be held to mark the Sacred Defence Week which commemorates the bravery and sacrifices of Iranian soldiers who fought in the 1980-1988 war with Iraq and defended their country against the aggression, the Press TV reported.


Esmaili said that the new system include combined, artillery and radar systems. The long range missiles have been optimized by the Iranian military experts, he said. In recent years, Iran has made great strides in its defence sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems, the TV reported.


On June 2, Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) officially put into service a domestically-developed long-range radar system, named Ghadir, capable of detecting stealth aircraft. The radar system uses three-dimensional (3D) technology to detect airborne targets, including radar-evading aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, and satellites in low orbits.

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