EghtesadOnline: Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari underlined that Iran is the most secure country in the region due to its powerful defensive and military force despite all the insecurities caused by the presence of the trans-regional states in the Persian Gulf.
"Iran is an island of stability and security in the region," Admiral Sayyari said on Thursday, addressing a ceremony in the Holy City of Qom, FNA reports.
He pointed to the Iranian Navy's preparedness, and said, "The Navy is now present in all international waters, including the Pacific and the Atlantic Oceans."
In relevant remarks in January, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said his unit has bolstered ground-based air defenses against possible future threats from at least 3600 to 5,000 stations.
He said the plan is to increase the number of new radar stations and upgrade the existing systems to 5,000 in the coming year.
“The radars have been designed in different frequencies and with jump frequency, and also in (special) bands which cannot be heard by the enemies," he added.
Iran enjoys a highly powerful and integrated air defense system equipped with the state-of-the-art technology. Last September, the country unveiled new home-made radar systems capable of detecting radar-evading targets in any electronic warfare.
The long-range and high-precision radar systems are also capable of detecting targets in low radar cross section, resistant to radar-evading and anti-radar missiles. Many radar systems have been mounted in the mountainous and plain regions in Southeastern Iran.
According to Commander Esmayeeli, the multi-range radars can also detect wide-body and stealth targets as well as small planes, including drones, in long distances before they can even approach the Iranian airspace.