Iran tests two air defense systems in joint exercises

Today, Wednesday, Iran tested for the first time two homemade “Goshen” and “Khatam” air defense systems during joint air exercises between the army and the Revolutionary Guards in the center of the country.

The commander of Iran’s air defense headquarters, Brigadier General Qader Rahimzadeh, told Iranian state television that the two army systems “succeeded in hitting their supposed targets” during the maneuvers.

He explained that the “Goshen” system is an advanced version of the “15 Khordad” defense system, as it was tested for the first time in this maneuver and its operation was evaluated by successfully destroying the targets set for it.


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The maneuvers also saw the operation of the locally-made Iranian “Quds” radar, which Tehran says is capable of monitoring and detecting targets at a range of more than 500 kilometers and at an altitude of more than 90,000 feet.

The joint air maneuvers between the army and the Revolutionary Guards were launched in the central desert of Iran, yesterday, Tuesday, with the aim of improving combat readiness and evaluating the work of local anti-aircraft in defending sensitive and vital centers in the country.


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