Azerbaijan, Baku, September 3 /Trend, N. Umid
Iran is testing its new naval long range phased array radar system-'Asr', head of the Iranian Navy's Industrial Research and Self-Sufficiency Organisation Admiral Ali Gholamzadeh said, Fars news agency reported.
The system has been manufactured domestically he said, adding that the radar will be soon be installed on some naval ships.
Gholamzadeh went on to note that Iran will soon unveil its new defence technology achievements, including surface-to-air missiles.
Iran will inaugurate the Sahand destroyers next year, he added.
Later in August, the Commander of the Iranian 'Khatam al-Anbiya' air defence base Farzad Ismaili lauded the country's experts unsparing efforts of achieving self-sufficiency in the production of the required equipment and announced that at least 15 new air defence achievements will be unveiled in the coming days.
He also noted that Iran designs and intends to install new phased array antennas which will detect stealth and cruise missiles.
In recent years, Iran states that it has self-sufficiency in essential military hardware and defence systems.
Tehran established an arms development programme during the Iran-Iraq war to counter the weapons embargo imposed on it by the US and its Western allies. Since 1992, Iran has manufactured its own tanks, armoured personnel carriers, missiles, radars, boats, submarines and fighter planes.
Iran successfully tested a homemade radar evading UAV with bombing capabilities in June 2009.
In 2008, the Islamic Republic's Defence Industries launched production lines of two home built fighter jets, namely Saeqeh and Azarakhsh.