Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 22
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran has unveiled a new home-made radar system named "Fath 2" and a new drone dubbed "Sadeq 1" during the military parade on the occasion of the "Sacred defense" week on Sept. 22.
Fath 2 is a long-range radar system equipped with hi-tech, capable of tracing all types of aircraft and small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Iran's Fars news agency reported.
The Sadeq 1 drone flies at a maximum altitude of 25,000 feet at speeds above sonic boom. The home-made UAV has been manufactured for testing radar and electronic systems and training assessments.
Each year, from the 1980's, the day of Iraq's attack on Iran is marked as the "Sacred Defense" week in the country.
The Iran-Iraq war began on September 22, 1980 with the attack of Iraqi army to Iran's Khuzestan province. The war ended on August 20, 1988 with the signing of a ceasefire agreement and the borders of the two countries remained in a pre-war state.
Typical units of Iranian Army as well as the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) participated at the parade which took place in front of the mausoleum of the past Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini.
Iran's president Hassan Rouhani as well as Iran's military officials, military attaches of foreign missions in Iran, and prominent public figures attended the event.
The latest military and defense achievements made by Iranian experts were put on display at the parade.
Iranian media outlets report that Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems in recent years.
Since 1992, Iran has manufactured its own tanks, armored personnel carriers, missiles, radars, boats, submarines and fighter planes.
Edited by CN