Iran unveils more details on its new radar systems
Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 29
By Umid Niayesh - Trend:
The commander of Iran's Khatam ol-Anbiya air defense base, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaeili has unveiled more details about the new strategic radar systems which will become operational by September 1.
The home-made radar systems dubbed Bina and Nazir are installed in two mountainous and plain areas, Esmaeili said.
The radars are capable of detecting small flying targets as well as cruise and semi-ballistic missiles, the commander said, Iran's Tasnim news agency reported Aug. 29.
Bina and Nazir radar systems possess high accuracy for detecting long-range targets, Esmaeili said, claiming that the two radars are unique in the region due to their technical capabilities.
Esmaeili earlier said that a new radar system will be operational near Iran's central Tabas city on September 1. He further said that the new radar system will cover areas around 1,000 kilometers in range.
The Iranian commander also announced that the Islamic Republic will stage air defense drills by late autumn.
Esmaeili also said that a new home-made long-range radar system dubbed Fath 14 will be launched in one of the country's air defense points.
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.