Iran says ready to help Iraq boost air defense

Iran says ready to help Iraq boost air defense

TEHRAN (Rahnuma):  Iran is ready to help Iraq boost its air defense capabilities, said Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base of the Iranian Army Alireza Sabahi Fard on Sunday.

The Iranian Air Defense is fully prepared to satisfy Iraq’s air defense demands in all areas, Sabahi Fard was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.

Iran can help Iraq in manufacturing and providing technical support for various air defense systems, the Iranian general said at a meeting with the visiting Chairman of the Iran-Iraq joint commission Tariq Abbas Ibrahim Abdul Hussein.

The Iranian technicians have manufactured a host of air defense systems, including tactical and stationary radars, artillery and missile weapons, signal and data collecting equipment, electronic warfare gear, and drones for missions and applications in diverse frequencies and ranges, said Sabahi Fard.

“We are ready to form expert committees in all spheres to pave the way for the launch and promotion of mutual cooperation,” the Iranian commander added.

For his part, the Iraqi general expressed his country’s willingness to work with the Iranian air defense experts for manufacturing equipment, training, and technical support in various fields.

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