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Azarakhsh, Arman air defense systems destroy targets in shortest time: Minister

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Gharaei Ashtiani has said that the newly unveiled Azarakhsh and Arman air defense systems can destroy their targets within the shortest time period and distance.

The minister made the comment on Saturday as he attended the unveiling ceremony of the Arman anti-ballistic missile system and Azarakhsh low-altitude air defense system, both developed by experts of the Iranian Defense Ministry.

Ashtiani described the new systems as a great achievement in Iran’s defense industry, saying that his ministry has made all of its efforts to meet the requirements of the defense sector, and supply equipment and weapons required by the armed forces.

The Arman anti-ballistic missile system has a medium range and high altitude, which can detect targets at a 180-kilometer distance and destroy them in 120 km, he explained, adding that the system gets prepared for its operation in less than 3 minutes and boosts the country’s air defense.

Regarding the Azarakhsh air defense system, the minister said that it has a short range and has been developed to protect crucial centers against drones and small aircraft.


Azarakhsh can be placed on various vehicles and is capable of conducting operations both in the day and at night, he said.

It acts promptly thanks to using an advanced three-dimensional radar system as well as optic search and advanced seekers, and can destroy its targets in the shortest possible time, the minister noted.

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