Iran Preparing to Launch New Radar System

FNA25.09.2015 Products
Iran Preparing to Launch New Radar System

Iran Preparing to Launch New Radar System

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Iran is preparing to launch a new radar system, “Qaem Al-e Mohammad”, in the near future.

The new radar system will cover a range of 1,000km which can increase the Iranian Armed Forces' capability to monitor different parts of the country and the regional moves, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.

According to Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli, Qaem radar system is now being mounted and launched in a special point in Iran.

Iran unveiled two new home-made radar systems named Nazir and Bina earlier this month with the capability of detecting radar-evading targets and fighting against electronic warfare.

The two radar systems were unveiled in a ceremony attended by General Esmayeeli through a video conference.

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.

The radar can detect all radar-evading targets and is capable of fighting electronic warfare.

Bina and Nazir radar systems have been mounted in the mountainous and plain regions in Southeastern Iran.

“Both radars have been designed in different frequencies and with jump frequency and also in (special) bands which cannot be heard by the enemies,” Esmayeeli said.

He further explained that both radars were multi-range radars, meaning that they can detect wide-body and stealth targets as well as small planes, including drones, in long distances before they can approach Iranian borders.

He expressed hope that the two radar systems would be mass-produced within one year.

In 2014, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) unveiled Qadir phased array radar system which can detect hostile flying objects up to 300km in altitude and 1,100km in distance. Qadir was tested in Payambar-e Azam 6 wargames in 2011.

The radar is capable of detecting flying targets, radar-evading fighter jets and drones, cruise and ballistic missiles and low-orbit satellites.

Source: FNA



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