“Four systems were unveiled today,” Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbia Air Defence Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili declared on Monday after a ceremony to unveil the country’s latest achievements.
These systems include “an intelligence gathering sites automation system called Samet 1, a moving identification, friend or foe (IFF) system to tap enemies’ equipment and navigation systems called Samee’, a meteorological system named Sama and an aeronautical information management system called Basir,” he noted.
The top general said the meteorological system is the first of its kind in the country used to monitor atmospheric conditions in high altitudes and determine the speed and direction of wind, which is very important for air defense activities and missile launches.
“This system can gauge atmospheric conditions for long-range missiles and high-altitude flights,”
He then touched upon the capabilities of the Samet 1 system, which is used for wiretapping.
The commander said the system enables an integrated air defense network to share information between different sites which are part of the network.
“The Samet 1 was fully designed and developed by local experts, and we are ready to share with other sectors our experiences pertaining to this system,” said General Esmaili.
He then said Iran is the only country in the Middle East to possess the technology used in the Samee’ IFF system.
“At the moment, only a few countries have this technology. The Samee’ system can provide information from A to Z on all medium-range targets.”
He said the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defence Base covers 5,000 air defence sites across the country, which are operating round the clock.
The Iranian general went on to say that any enemy that intends to attack Iran will pay a heavy price for it, and will be “buried in this country.”
He also noted that the defence centre can share its advances with other Iranian institutions, according to a Farsi report by Tasnim.
“We welcome the idea of providing other institutions with the equipment and systems we develop,” said the commander at a ceremony where several newly developed systems were unveiled at the base.