Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) has displayed the country’s latest domestically-manufactured air defense system.
A military truck carries an Iranian medium-range Sejil missile during the parade of the Iranian Armed Forces in the capital city, Tehran, on September 21, 2012.
Raad air defense system was displayed during the Friday parade of the Iranian Armed Forces in the capital city, Tehran, marking the 32nd anniversary of eight years of defense against Iraq's invasion of the country under executed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein
The mid-range system which is equipped with Taer 2 missiles is capable of intercepting targets at a range of up to 50 kilometers and at the height of 75,000 feet.
Raad is the optimized version of the Russian-made Buk surface-to-air missile system.
The Friday parade also showcased the latest achievements of Iran’s Armed Forces in defense and military hardware.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in the defense sector and gained self-sufficiency in essential military hardware and defense systems.
Iran has repeatedly stated that its military might poses no threat to other countries, reiterating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.
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