Iran unveiled 21 radar and electronic defense projects in a ceremony participated by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan earlier this week.
“Today, we are witnessing inauguration of 5 production lines and unveiling of 16 defense projects,” Dehqan told reporters in the Southern city of Shiraz on Tuesday.
He said 2 radar systems for defensive surveillance, which are among the advanced detection radars for high-altitude air surveillance, are ready for being delivered to the Iranian Armed Forces.
Also in the field of radar subsystems, 2 important military lights, one x-ray lamp and a 5-liter oxygen converter for the cockpit have been manufactured, Dehqan said.
He also said that Iran has launched 6 important and strategic products in air and naval electronic fields, including sonar, subsurface telecommunication and ground systems, ground antenna and air computers installed on aircrafts and radars to identify friendly aircraft from enemies.
The Iranian Defense Minister also said that the country’s experts have built a smart disruptive radar system which can to jam different radar waves and certain missile guidance subsystems.
For smart weapons, he said Iran has built thermal camera, eye-safe laser positioning system, laser fuse, laser guidance system for anti-armor missiles with more efficiency and lower weight compared with the foreign products which can be used in asymmetric and systematic wars, navigation systems and positioning of vessels.
Iran announced on December 10 that it plans to unveil a newly-developed advanced radar with a high target detection capability which is part of a new air defense system.
“The powerful Arash radar is one of the most important achievements of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base which will be unveiled (in the Eastern part of Iran) today,” Commander of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said.
“The radar has high capability in detecting and identifying targets and in electronic warfare,” he added while declining to reveal any more data or information about the details of the new air defense shield or the new radar system.
Also in September, Iran displayed a new home-made passive phased array radar system for detecting stealth targets and cruise missiles.
The tactical radar system which can be installed and put into operation in a short period of time do not emit any radar waves and therefore cannot be detected by the enemy. That's why they are called Silent Radar Systems.