Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 27
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran has unveiled a new naval phased array long-range radar system dubbed 'Asr' on Nov.27, Fars news agency reported.
Deputy Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Abdolrahim Mousavi and Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari attended the presentation ceremony held on the Iranian army's navy day.
'Asr' radar is being manufactured by Navy Industrial Research and Self-Sufficiency Organization.
In recent years, Iran's Navy has been increasing its presence in international waters to protect naval routes and provide security for merchant vessels and tankers.
The Islamic Republic has repeatedly asserted that its overseas naval presence is meant to convey a message of peace and friendship to regional countries.
In line with international efforts against piracy, the Navy has also been conducting patrols in the pirate-infested Gulf of Aden since November 2008 in order to safeguard merchant containers and oil tankers owned or leased by Iran or other countries.