Iran can simultaneously launch 60 drones from underground base with no target limitation: Top IRGC commander
Iran Press TV
Saturday, 05 March 2022 1:50 PM
The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC)'s Aerospace Division says the country can simultaneously launch 60 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) from its newly unveiled underground base with no target limitation.
Addressing a ceremony on Saturday to unveil two missile and drone tunnel bases built at the heart of high mountains, Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh said 60 drones can fly from the base at the same time without any limitation on the targets because the "range of the unmanned aircraft is long and not limited."
"We can hit any hostile target," Hajizadeh emphasized.
Earlier in the day, IRGC Chief Commander Major General Hossein Salami unveiled the bases, which house ground-to-ground missile systems with advanced equipment, as well as attack drones that can penetrate the enemy's radar and defense networks.
The bases are also home to unmanned aerial vehicles with a range of 2,000 kilometers, two-missile launch platforms and multi-drone launch platforms, which were unveiled during the IRGC's Great Prophet 17 joint military exercises in Iran's southern shore in December 2021.
Elsewhere in his remarks, Hajizadeh said the IRGC Aerospace Force has managed to boost the firepower of missiles by six to seven times and to largely reduce the preparation time for the launch of missiles.
"Our missile firepower and ability to launch projectiles simultaneously have increased six to seven times and the duration of preparing missiles for launch as well as the intervals between the launches have been reduced remarkably," the senior IRGC commander added.
He emphasized that the IRGC Aerospace Force has pursued serious plans to exponentially enhance the capabilities of its forces upon a decree by Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei.
He said the enemy has been talking about the IRGC's drone power, which proves an increase in Iran's power.
Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the Islamic Republic will not hesitate to build up its defense capabilities, emphasizing that such abilities are entirely meant for the purpose of defense and will be never subject to negotiations.
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