POSTED: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 10:30am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 23, 2012 - 10:34am
NBC News — Iran's armed forces participated in a drill to detect radar evading planes. Iranian State TV said the radar system can detect, trace and identify enemy planes. Iran's artillery units also conducted drills to practice firing at enemy planes using the radar system.
Iran's defense minister called media reports that it was attempting to incite war baseless. The defense minister told journalists Iran would protect its interests against any threat of hostile action. The minister also said Iran planned to launch a satellite into space in the coming weeks.