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Iran prepares to counter enemy's electronic warfare: Commander.

Tehran, Oct. 2 (Xinhua-ANI): Commander of Iran's Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, Farzad Esmaili, has said that the Iranian armed forces are fully prepared to counter enemy's electronic warfare measures, Tehran Times daily reported on Tuesday.

"Future wars would not be like the battles of the eight-year sacred defense war (referring to the 1980-1988 Iran-Iraq war), and we may be faced with full-scale and all-out electronic warfare," Esmaili was quoted as saying on Monday.

"So there is a need to enable our tracking systems to operate at various frequency ranges. And now, our systems have this capability," said Esmaili.

Major projects have been implemented to design and manufacture electronic warfare equipment, such as smart monitoring systems, he added.

The Iranian commander said that the policy of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base is to put up layers of defense using domestically designed indigenous systems to protect the country's nuclear sites and sensitive facilities, according to the report.

On Sunday, Esmaili said that the country's air defense units had been equipped with the new generation of domestically manufactured VHF and HF radar systems, which can operate at various frequency ranges.

Israel has brandished the threat of possible military action against Iran's nuclear sites, while the United States is in favor of economic sanctions and diplomacy but has not ruled out the military option.

The United States and its Western allies believe Iran is working toward a nuclear weapon capability. Tehran denies that, saying its atomic program is "peaceful," (Xinhua-ANI)

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