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Iran develops indigenous missile system simulators

January 31, 2014

The Iranian military has unveiled indigenous simulators for the Shahin (Hawk) and Skyguard missile defense systems.

The simulators are developed and manufactured by Iranian experts at the Khatam ul-Anbiya Air Defense Base to enable air defense trainees to experience actual electronic war conditions, reported Press TV.

The Iranian version of simulators has been upgraded and is faster and more accurate than the actual systems, said the commander of the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaeili, in Tehran on Tuesday.

"Before designing and building these simulators, we had to set up a complete air defense system with all its tracking and detection radars, and even its missile launchers and about 150 people from our operational networks so that others would use the system for training, but today with the help of these simulators we are able to give instructions in a real condition," he added.

These simulators are capable of assessing the users' performance in confronting air attack situations. The instructors control the situation and are able to simulate different aerial targets such as various types of missiles, aircraft, choppers and drones.

Countering enemy aggression

Another high-ranking Iranian military official said the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) created an organization for smart combat vessels several years ago to counter any enemy aggression.

"The US and its allies' enmity toward the Islamic Revolution is not hypothetical, but rather it is a tangible animosity whose physical manifestation will be in the sea," Commander of the IRGC Navy Admiral Ali Fadavi said at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran on Tuesday.

He added, "They [the United States] are a sea-based military force, and the Persian Gulf is the only part of the world for which the Americans use the phrase 'vital national security interests'. It is the phrase that they only use for their homeland and the Persian Gulf."

Fadavi further noted that the need to confront US naval forces prompted the IRGC to start building smart vessels several years ago, and set up the Organization of Smart Combat Vessels.

On December 2, 2013, Fadavi said the IRGC Navy has developed tactics and strategies to be fully prepared for difficult missions.

"In light of the development in defense tactics and strategies, we have reached a considerable level of preparedness, more than any other time, to accomplish hard missions," he said.

Fadavi underlined that the IRGC Navy's brave, powerful, and imposing presence in Iran's territorial waters has instilled such fear among its enemies that they have forsaken thoughts of any adventure, confrontation or aggression against the country.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and has attained self-sufficiency in the production of essential military equipment and systems.

Tehran has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to other countries, saying that the Islamic Republic's defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.

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Source: Iran Daily

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