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Iran: New air defence chief

Rahbar (Supreme Leader) Ali Khamenei appointed Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi-Fard as the new commander of Khatam Al-Anbiya Air Defense Base on 29 March, taking over from Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili. The base is part of the Iranian Army (Artesh) and is in charge of the Islamic Republics’s land-based air defence systems. Khamenei urged Sabahi-Fard to boost the strength of Iran’s air defences and improve training programmes among other things.

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