Iran unveils air defence systems as Middle East tensions soar

SpaceWar.com reports: “Iran unveiled two new air defence systems on Saturday, state media reported, with tensions high in the Middle East amid the war in Gaza.

‘The Arman anti-ballistic missile system and the Azarakhsh low-altitude air defence system, built by the ministry of defence, were unveiled this morning,’ the official IRNA news agency said.

The unveiling of the new weapons comes at a time of heightened regional tensions with the war between Israel and Tehran-backed Hamas raging into a fifth month.

Even before the war, Israel and Iran were implacable foes, with Israel fiercely opposed to Tehran’s nuclear programme.

In 2023, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called for Iran to face a ‘credible military threat’ to prevent it attaining nuclear weapons.

Tehran has always insisted its nuclear programme is peaceful and denies seeking a nuclear bomb…”

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