The Iranian Defense Ministry in a ceremony on Monday unveiled a new state-of-the-art radar system named “Afaq” for coastguard forces, according to Fars News Agency (FNA).
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami participated in the ceremony.
“The coast monitoring radar is capable of monitoring vessels in a range of 200km and it can also trace and hunt aerial targets,” General Hatami said.
Noting that the radar enjoys proper mobility and anti-electronic war capabilities, he said that Afaq can simultaneously monitor and trace 100 vessels.
The Iranian Armed Forces in January put into operation the home-made “Nazir” radar system with the capability of detecting radar-evading targets and fighting against electronic warfare.
“Nazir radar system was put into operation and from now on, no radar-evading flying object can enter the Islamic Iran’s skies without permission,” Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said at the time.
“The radar is special to detecting the small flying objects and MQ1, RQ4 and U2 aircrafts and can easily detect and trace ballistic and cruise missiles and most importantly, the radar-evading aircraft,” he added.
Nazir is a long-range and high-precision radar system which is highly capable of detecting targets in low radar cross section and is resistant to radar evading and anti-radar missiles.