Iran to launch ballistic missile defense radar
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 26
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
Iran will launch a new strategic radar system, capable of detection and tracking of ballistic missiles in the new future, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaeili, the commander of country's Khatam ol-Anbiya air defense base said.
The new radar system will be operational near Iran's central Tabas city on September 1, the commander said, Iran's Mehr news agency reported July 26.
He further said that the new radar system will cover areas around 1,000 kilometers in range.
"It can detect small flying targets as well as wide-body aircrafts and ballistic missiles in a fraction of a second."
Tehran regularly announces military advances that cannot be independently verified. 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.
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