Tehran plans to introduce a new missile defense system on April 18, on the occasion of the Army Day in Iran, said Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli, the commander of the Iranian Air Defense Force, according to Fars News Agency.
“The capability and might of the Armed Forces, specially Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base, will be displayed to the enemies again and we will once again see tumult among the ill-wishers,” Esmayeeli said.
According to Esmayeeli, Iran already has the safest airspace in the Middle East, with 3,600 locations spots under its control. The country aims to increase the number to 5,000 locations in the future.
The Brigadier General also added that Iran is currently working to launch several new hi-tech radar systems, capable of tracing and identifying small flying objects.
While tracing enemy drones, Iran also plans to increase the production of its own Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), as the country’s Air Defense Force announced last month. Last November, Iran unveiled its newly developed drone named “Ababil 3” that can fly for eight hours non-stop on the altitude of 4,500 kilometers (15,000 feet).