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Iran Unveils 2 New Home-Made Radar Systems

1 September 2015 16:47


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

The two radar systems were unveiled in a ceremony attended by Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad 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.

Elaborating on the specifications of the two radar systems, Brigadier General Esmayeeli said that they are fully home-made and unique in the region and the world.

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

Esmayeeli explained about other features of the radar systems, and said they are 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 the hope that the two radar systems will be mass-produced within one year.

In relevant remarks earlier this month, General Esmayeeli underlined that Iran’s radar, electronic and missile systems were always awake to monitor and show reaction to the slightest hostile moves of the enemies.

“The air defense is always ready for mission and its radar, electronic, missile and monitoring systems are not turned off under any conditions and they are always under operation,” Esmayeeli said, visiting the existing defense systems in the Southwestern parts of Iran.

He said that the air defense system is constantly monitoring and providing coverage for every inch of the country’s airspace.

Esmayeeli also said that radar stations have stretched in 3,600 points across the country, adding that the intensity of this monitoring depends on the type of threats and presence of trans-regional states in the region.

Also in July, Esmayeeli announced that Iran would unveil its new strategic radar system in September which would cover a range of over 1,000 kilometers.

“This is a strategic radar system with a range of about 1,000 kilometers and it will be unveiled on September 1,” Brigadier General Esmayeeli told reporters last month.

He noted that Khatam ol-Anbia’s new radar system will be deployed in a strategic region of the country.

Brigadier General Esmayeeli reiterated that Iran has the safest airspace in the Middle East, and said, “Today the number of passing flights has increased to 1,300 in every 24 hours as compared with 900 flights three months ago.”

Also in July, Brigadier General Esmayeeli announced that the country would unveil new missile defense systems early in September.

“Missile systems with the capability to stand against electronic warfare and mid-range and long-range radars will join the integrated air defense system on September 1,” Esmayeeli said in the Northeastern city of Semnan.

“The radar and missile defense systems will cover an important part of the country in the South and Southeast,” he added.

Esmayeeli underlined that defensive depth is one of the main important feature of these systems, specially the long-range radar defense systems.

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