He added that Iran’s air defense system continuously safeguards security in the western parts of the country, particularly in border areas, by using different types of radar, missile, intelligence, communication and artillery equipment.
He noted that Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, in line with its responsibilities, has provided an air defense umbrella over different maneuvers and exercises held by the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in western Iran.
Elhami’s remarks came few days after the IRGC ground forces held heavy artillery fire drills, codenamed Moharram, in the country’s northwestern area.
The Hamzeh Seyyed al-Shohadah Base of the IRGC ground forces played the central part in the maneuvers.
Iran has conducted major military drills in recent years to enhance the defense capabilities of its Armed Forces and to test modern military tactics and state-of-the-art equipment.
Each year, the country inaugurates a host of new projects and hardware developed with reliance on domestic capabilities.
The Islamic Republic maintains that its defense power is driven by deterrence and poses no threat to any other country.