Sunday, March 05, 2006

Iran says ready to combat electronic warfare

Iran owns advanced technology in electronic warfare and can combat any such attacks on its military equipment, the head of defense ministry electronics industries said, AFP reported.

"If our main enemy wants to carry out electronic warfare and jamming operations, our standards are at the NATO level," Ebrahim Mahmoudzadeh said on state television. READ MORE

He was also quoted as saying that Iran's radars, passive and active electronic protection "can combat anything that wants to harm us".

In recent months Israel has been dangling the threat of pre-emptive action to stop Iran's disputed nuclear program -- seen by the West as a mask for weapons development.