Iran tests passive radar in combat drill
Iran's armed forces deployed the country's most up-to-date passive radar system and hardware for electronic warfare on Saturday, said Colonel Abolfazl Sepehri, the spokesman for the four-day military exercises.
Led by Iranian Army's Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, the armed forces also employed domestically-developed artillery, missile and composite defense systems to counter possible radar disruptions and enemy telecommunications, IRNA reported.
Col. Sepehri told reporters that Iranian forces applied certain strategies to further disrupt the navigational systems of the hypothetical enemies' flying objects.
The latest operations come in the second phase of the drills that started in the eastern part of the country, and are aimed at heightening the level of preparedness against possible threats to the Islamic homeland's airspace.
The performance of integrated radar networks, surface-to-air systems and data collection equipment will be assessed in the next phase of the exercise.
The Thamen al-Hojaj war games began late on November 18 in Iran's eastern regions covering some 800 thousand square kilometers (500 thousand miles).
A large number of combat, intelligence and operational divisions of the country's armed forces in addition to numerous passive defense units participate in the latest military maneuvers.
Iran has repeatedly assured that its military might poses no threat to other countries, saying its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.