Plan to Boost Air Defense in South

Plan to Boost Air Defense in SouthPlan to Boost Air Defense in South

A military commander says Iran plans to significantly reinforce its air defenses in the areas covering the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman.

Lieutenant General Farzad Esmaeili, commander of the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, said on Sunday the base has devised plans to “transform” Iranian air defense power in the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, Press TV reported.

He said air defense systems are deployed in 3,700 points across Iran, and that there is no specific hitch in the operation of radars and missile systems.

Esmaeili said his base ensures the security of more than 900 flights that pass over Iran’s airspace every day, and that all flights within or near Iranian airspace are closely monitored by the unified air defense system.

The senior commander also said most international flights using Iranian airspace pass over Isfahan Province in central Iran. The central air defense outpost also protects the Uranium Conversion Facility of Isfahan, the Natanz nuclear facility.