Iran Is Developing Satellite Jamming Capability

 TEHRAN (FNA)- Senior Iranian military officials announced here on Tuesday that the country has developed a technology to jam enemies' military and spy satellites.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Commander of Khatam-ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli stressed the necessity of developing and using the latest electronic defense systems for future electronic warfare.

Pointing to three electronic warfare systems unveiled today, the commander said that necessary grounds have been prepared to bring iran's air defense capability to the cyber space.

"In other word, when we say we can deceive enemy's military and spy satellites, it means that we have been able to step into the (cyber) space," Esmayeeli said.

"That is a power we have achieved despite all the sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic," he noted.

The General further pointed out that Iran's Defense Industries are working on the production of galaxy radars.

Earlier today, Esmayeeli attended a ceremony to unveil Iran's latest and most important achievements in the field of electronic warfare.

The hi-tech products which went on display included Shahed Electronic Warfare Simulator, an electronic warfare tester of Radar systems called 'Sabah', and a GPS jamming system all designed and produced by Iranian experts inside the country.

Electronic warfare is amongst the most crucial elements in air defense and military observers believe that Iran enjoys an excellent capability in electronic warfare technology and in designing and manufacturing electronic warfare systems.

In September, Lieutenant Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base for Electronic Warfare Colonel Moharram Qolizadeh told FNA that the country plans to equip its air defense units with a state-of-the-art electronic warfare technology to be used for detouring enemies' guided missiles.

He pointed to the key role of electronic jamming systems in winning electronic warfare, and said Iran is seeking to go one more step to deceive and detour the incoming guided missiles.

"When a guided missile is launched by the enemy, it is not possible to destroy it through jamming systems, but it is only possible to redirect it in a way that the missile loses its precision targeting capability," Qolizadeh added.

Last August, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmadi Vahidi said that Tehran is capable of producing different kinds of electronic warfare systems to fight back enemies' possible electronic war against Iran.

"The communication tools and equipment produced by the Iranian experts have helped us establish fully desirable land, air, sea and defensive communications at tactical and non-tactical levels for the Armed Forces," he said at the time.

Vahidi described security, resistance, smartness, modernity, low volume and weight as well as high efficiency as the special features of Iran's electronic products.


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