Iran unveils new electronic, telecommunication, cyber achievements

"We will be able to enjoy a safe multilayer communication network among the ground, air and naval units by these achievements," Defense minister General Hatami said, addressing a ceremony to unveil the achievements in Tehran on 29 December 2018.

Iran unveils new electronic telecommunication cyber achievements
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami unveiled several new home-made achievements developed by the country's experts in electronic, telecommunication and cyber fields. (Picture source: Youtube)

General Hatami added that the new telecommunication and cyber capabilities will give a superior hand to the Iranian Armed Forces in combat against enemies' electronic warfare. By using these electronic, telecommunication and cyber systems, timely identification of threats, analyzing enemy's operational scenarios, special attention to new threats and reciprocal act appropriate to the threats have now grown possible," General Hatami said.

Iran is believed to be the first nation to have come under a cyberattack: Operation Olympic Games was a covert and still unacknowledged campaign of sabotage by means of cyber disruption, directed at Iranian nuclear facilities by the United States and likely Israel. As reported, it is one of the first known uses of offensive cyber weapons. Started under the administration of George W. Bush in 2006, Olympic Games was accelerated under President Obama, who heeded Bush's advice to continue cyber attacks on the Iranian nuclear facility at Natanz.

Iran held the 5th exhibition of its domestic cyber defense industry officially in Tehran’s Permanent International Fairground early December in a ceremony attended by relevant officials, including Head of Iran's Civil Defense Organization Brigadier General Gholamreza Jalali. The three-day event, organized by Iran's Civil Defense Organization, aimed at providing the grounds for domestic players in the field of cyber security, electronic banking, industrial control systems, electronic security, and electromagnetics to showcase their latest developments and achievements.

Platforms and conferences were also held during the exhibition to help companies and aficionados meet and confer with investors. The move came in line with the government’s push to promote the domestic manufacturers’ role in supplying the country’s needs in different fields, specially in the field of cyber security.


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