Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 21 / Trend, N. Umid /
Iran will unveil its new air defense technology achievements during a military parade which will be held on Sunday in connection with "Sacred defense" week, Fars news agency reported.
According to the report, Tactical Troposcatter Communication system, Misagh-2 surface to air missile, Casta, Nebo, Kashef and Matlaolfajr radars, Mersad and Ya Zahra air defense systems are among military equipment which will be demonstrated during the parade.
The parade will be held in front of the mausoleum of former Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khomeini. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Iran's high-ranking civilian and military officials, as well as military attaches of foreign missions in Iran will observe the parade.
The Tactical Troposcatter Communication system has been manufactured jointly by the Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defence Base and Iran's Defence Industries.
The systems used in air defence action work on a tropospheric scatter method.
Mersad is an Iranian advanced low to mid range Air defense system which fires Shahin (Falcon) missiles. The missiles which are reverse engineered, domestically upgraded versions of the American MIM-23 Hawk Surface-to-air missiles. It uses a series of domestically produced Radars and Electronic Devices and is capable of intercepting ballistic missiles.
The Misagh 2 is an Iranian man-portable infrared guided surface to air missile. The Misagh 2 is the next version of the Misagh-1. Similar to its predecessor, the Misagh 2 is supposedly also based on the Chinese technology.
Ya Zahra is an air defence system which is in fact a domestically built upgraded version of French Crotale missile system. This system was designed to enhance Iran's short range capabilities in the field of air defense and equipments.
Each year, the day of Iraq's attack on Iran is marked as the "Sacred Defense" week in this country. Military parades are held in Tehran and other Iranian cities on this occasion.
The Iran-Iraq war began on September 22, 1980 with the attack of Iraqi army to Iran's Khuzestan province. The war ended on August 20, 1988 with the signing of a ceasefire agreement and the borders of the two countries remained in a pre-war state.
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