Top Iranian military commander Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili
Source: Press TV
A top Iranian commander says the country's military has developed the technology to spot and intercept radar-evading aircraft.
“The (Iranian) Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base is capable of detecting, identifying, intercepting and countering different types of radar-evading planes and enemy's cruise missiles... in the country's skies,” said Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili.
“In order to spot, identify, intercept and deal with enemy spy planes, we will tap into the country's full potential,” he added.
The top Iranian commander further underlined that the Islamic Republic remains vigilant against Israeli and US military threats.
“The more the threats, the more vigilant we will be, and the more the sanctions, the more our progress,” he noted.
Esmaili pointed out that the morale of the Iranian nation, particularly the Armed Forces, is “at the highest level possible.”
“By God's grace and thanks to the perseverance of local experts, at the moment we have developed modern radar and missile systems, and there are no problems in this regard,” he went on to say.
“The Islamic Republic of Iran bears no animosity toward any country, but we will firmly counter any aggression should we witness any hostile act by other countries,” the senior commander stressed.
Commander of the Aerospace Division of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced earlier that a lot of super-modern enemy spies had been shot down.
In some cases, said Hajizadeh, aircraft similar to the downed planes were built through reverse engineering.
He had also announced the downing of two US spy planes over the Persian Gulf.