'Thanks God, we witness that the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's recommendations on self sufficiency and devoted movement are fully implemented in our defense technology, placing us at a very satisfactory status, but we have not stopped there, as our onward progress continues,' said Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, speaking to a commemoration service for war martyrs.
'Our progress comes thanks to the might of our armed forces and our futuristic approach; the close and far threats in the future urge the country's air defense to realize at which point it stands and which destination it desires to attain,' he said.
'There isn’t much between our status quo and our ideal status, though, and the ultimate goal is quite within our range,' he added.
The official stated36 years after the Islamic Revolution Iran is capable of not yielding to the illegitimate demands of the global oppression (oppressor powers), and that means achieving our major objective.
'The personnel of the air defense base are required to use modern equipment to enable them to resist the complicated and diversified threats posed in our world these days,' he said.