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Monday, September 5, 2011

Iran air base receives mass-produced missiles

Iran air defense base receives mass-produced missiles
Iran's Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base received mass-produced surface-to-air "Shalamcheh" missiles in presence of Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi, ISNA reported.

"The mid-range missile could be used in short-range as well. It can target objective, acts strongly is electronic warfare and is equipped with the world's up-dated technology," Iranian Defense Minister said in the delivery ceremony reports Trend news service.

"Shalamcheh missile possesses the range of 40 km and its range could be raised in models to be presented soon. The missile is more prepared and up-dated comparing to its foreign models," he added.

"We have gained self-sufficiency in short-range air defense," he continued.

The commander of a major Iranian air defense base says the facility is mass producing anti-aircraft systems and is ready to export such systems.

“We can meet all our needs in the air defense sector by relying on domestic resources,” Ahmad Miqani, the commander of Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, told Fars News Agency.

“When we [design and] develop weapons, they will be mass produce, and we can export the surplus to other countries if deemed appropriate,” Cmdr. Miqani said.

He further described US threats against Iran as a “31-year-old war of nerves and propaganda campaign.”

“Over the past few years, we have seen that the United States imposing wars on the regional nations on a smaller scale, leaving hundreds of thousands of people killed in Iraq, Afghanistan, Lebanon and [occupied] Palestine,” he said.

“Should the enemy decide to launch an aggression on Iranian soil, it will face our all-out, crushing response, and we will not leave them until they are annihilated,” he underlined.

“So, they will not take such a risk, and their threats are just psychological warfare,” the commander said.

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