Amir Hatami

Iran Unveils New Locally Developed Air Defense System

TEL AVIV — Iran on Sunday unveiled a locally developed missile defense system that it claims can intercept six projectiles simultaneously as well as target fighter jets and enemy drones from a distance of 75 miles, state media reported.

This photo released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry on Sunday, June 9, 2019, shows the Khordad 15, a new surface-to-air missile battery at an undisclosed location in Iran. The system uses locally made missiles that resemble the HAWK missiles that the U.S. once sold to the …

Watch: Iran Showcases First Domestic Fighter Jet to Mark Army Day

Domestically designed and built Iran fighter jets were showcased in the skies over Tehran during a military parade Thursday marking National Army Day. The twin-seated Kowsar — modelled after the American F-5 fighter jet which first flew in 1959 – has already been hailed as the future of the country’s air force.

An Iranian fighter jet Kowsar, a fourth-generation fighter attends a military parade during a ceremony marking the country's annual army day in Tehran, on April 18, 2019. - Iran's President Hassan Rouhani called on Middle East states on April 18 to 'drive back Zionism', in an Army Day tirade against …