Iran unveiled on Sunday two advanced homegrown defense systems during the parade of units of Army Air Defense Force on the occasion of April 18, National Army Day of Iran.
“Zolfaqar” and “Shadhid Majid” are the two advanced defense systems that were showcased in today’s parade.
“Zolfaqar” low-altitude air defense system is equipped with mechanized multi-launcher system while ‘Shahid Majid’ defense system consists of electro-optical fire control system and dual-launcher mounted on domestically-made Aras vehicle, Mehr news agency reported.
The two advanced and sophisticated defense systems have been tasked with countering the low-altitude targets especially cruise missiles.
The latest military products of the Army were carried on trucks in Tehran without parading troops, in compliance with fully observing of coronavirus restrictions.
In a message on the occasion of the Army Day on Saturday, Leader of the Islamic Revolution Imam Sayyed Ali Khamenei called on the Iranian Army to enhance preparedness for operations as much as necessary.
For his part, President Hasan Rouhani said the morale of the Iranian military forces and their equipment have never been better than they are today.
In a message on the occasion, Rouhani highlighted his administration’s efforts to equip the Army and other military forces of Iran with modern weapons despite struggling with a tough economic war.
“The morale of the military forces and their weaponry have never been better than they are today,” he said, as quoted by Tasnim news agency.
Hailing the Army and the IRGC units for performing their duties “more professionally than ever”, the Iranian president said the Armed Forces have safeguarded the national interests so strongly that the enemies have not dared to contemplate waging a war on Iran.
Source: Iranian media