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The Islamic Republic of Iran Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base is a branch split from IRIAF that controls Iran's military land-based air defense established in 2008. The Defense Base was now the fourth force of the Army and its own guard, and the IRGC's defense. But now these two institutions have become three institutions: Khatam Al-Anbia's headquarters, the Army's Defense Force and the Revolutionary Guards Corps. Murat Weissy says the army and the army have separate and operational air defense units, but the integrated command and control system will remain under the control of Khatam-ol-Anbia's defense base.

The term "Khatam al-Anbia" means literally, "Seal of the Prophets". Khatam-e-Namib [Seal of the Prophets] Air Defense headquarters is not to be confused with the Khatam al-Anbiya which started life as the HQ of the IRGC construction arm but is now a giant holding firm with control of more than 800 registered companies inside or outside Iran.

This is a metaphorical term used to mean the "last prophet", the "last of the prophets", the "final prophet", that no other prophet is to come after Muhammad. Muslims apply this meaning to Muhammad to emphasize the finality and supremacy of Muhammad's prophethood. There is a single verse in the Quran that clearly states that prophethood ended with Prophet Muhammad (Al-Ahzab, 33/40): "Muhammad is not the father of any man among you, but he is the messenger of Allah and the Seal of the Prophets".

In Arabic, this phrase means "to complete a task, to put a seal at the end of something and to seal a writing or document". The term "prophets," within this phrase, denotes "the conveyance by means of revelation of divine wills and messages to some superior and skilled individuals so that these individuals may communicate these messages to their societies". The Quran with the verse: "This day have I perfected your religion for you and completed My favor unto you, and have chosen for you Islam as a religion" (Quran 5:3) indicates that society in relation to religion reached the zenith of improvement during Muhammad's time as prophet, that no other prophet is expected to arrive after him and that only the wisdom of Muhammad needed to be followed. The hadith regarding the "Seal of Prophethood" are so clear that any belief contrary to this remains impossible to be adopted. Those seeking a religion other than Islam shall be disappointed on the Day of Resurrection.

The Khatam-ol-Anbia air defense base was established in the early 1990s to establish coordination between defense systems in the Army and Army Air Force. Before 2008, the Iranian Army had an air defense unit that was part of the Army Air Force. However, in 2008, under the command of the Islamic Republic leader, Khatam al-Anbia air defense center was formed as one of the four forces of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran, detaching the Army Air Force.

The Khatam-ol-Baniba / Khatam-al-Anbia Air Defense Base [Air Defense Base of Khatamalanbay] is a military base in Iran that is responsible for coordinating and exploiting the air defense activities of the Army and the Corps and strengthening the integrated command and control system of the country's air defenses. The base began in 1992 to coordinate the air defense units of the Army and the Army, and in 2008 it became an army air defense force under the command of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. But in 1398, with the independence of the Army's air defense force, it was returned to the upstream position. In this new organizational structure, the headquarters of the Armed Forces Air Defense Forces Command and Control Department.

Khatam-ol-Anbia air defense base was formed in 2009 with the command of Iran's commander-in-chief and had more than seven operational centers to control various parts of the country. These centers (ADOC) share activities and information for purposes with the units of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (SADC) for deciding military commanders and senior officials.

On 14 February 2009 one of the commanders of the Iranian Army announced the restructuring of the Air Force. According to Brigadier General Pilot Ahmad Meyghani, Commander of the Khatam-ul-Namiba air defense base, under the command of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, the commander of the armed forces of the country, the Air Force is divided into two sections of air and defense. The commander of the air defense base of Khatam-al-Anbia described the separation as promoting martial arts and developing air defense capabilities, calling it "innovation."

Meqani told reporters that the Iranian army will now include the ground forces, the Air Force, the Air Defense Forces and the Navy. Air defense means air defenses and includes a set of measures to prevent aerial bombardments and the breakdown of airspace of the country. So far, this task has been handled by the Air Force of Iran's Army, but according to the restructuring plan, the separation of the air force from the defense sector had begun and will complete the solar year.

According to the commander of the Khatam-ol-Anbia Air Defense Base, all systems belonging to the country's air defense, including radars, data gathering devices, missiles with long, medium and short missiles, and defense systems will be fully controlled by air defense. Meghani has said that all the air defense units of the armed forces, including the Iranian army and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, will be in the control of the Base.

The threats that had been raised in recent years about the possibility of bombing Iran's nuclear facilities seem to have encouraged the country to concentrate on anti-aircraft headquarters. In late summer 2009, the Iranian Air Force conducted an aeronautical maneuver called "Heavens Defenders of the Valley" under the command of the Khatam-ol-Anbia air defense headquarters, which aimed to practice asymmetric wars and protect Iran's sensitive sites. The asymmetric war is said to be the battle that the parties involved do not have the same military ability and, unlike classical wars, do not have a specific formula for particular military situations, but rather various operations, usually used to exploit the surprise factor to hit The enemy is used. "To cope with the advanced enemies' capabilities, we need to have modern airborne air defense, which is on our agenda," Mikhani said, recalling this military maneuver.

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