Commander of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said Iran still continues to optimize its indigenized S-200 anti-aircraft missile shield and plans a new tactical use for the system.

Brigadier General Esmayeeli pointed to his meeting with Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei last year, and said during the meeting he briefed the leader about the latest developments and achievements in his force.

The General said then “we presented a report to the Leader about a new tactic for an artillery and missile defense system, and the Leader instructed us to practice this new tactic on S-200 defense shield”.