0649 GMT August 19, 2018
General Alireza Elhami, deputy commander of Khatam Al-Anbia Air Defense Base for Operations, made the remarks on Tuesday, MNA reported.
The Iranian commander, while referring to military drills of Army and IRGC forces in western Iran, stated “in line with its basic responsibilities, the base has provided necessary air defense shield for military exercises and drills by the Islamic Republic of Iran Army as well as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).”
He reiterated that Khatam Al-Anbia Air Defense Base had deployed new missile batteries to the Western parts of the country to boost its air defense shield and give decisive response to any likely aggression.
General Elhami underlined that Iran’s air defense system ensured western regions, border areas in particular, by using different types of radar, missile, intelligence, communication and artillery facilities.
Elhami made the remarks only few days after a massive military drills by the IRGC ground forces, dubbed Moharram, in the country’s northwestern regions.