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Iran to unveil over-the-horizon radars in 6 months

22 September 2015 22:12


A senior Iranian Army general says the Islamic Republic plans to unveil a variety of over-the-horizon radar systems covering a distance of 3,000 kilometers in six months.

Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, the commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, said on Tuesday that the systems would be unveiled by the end of the current Iranian calendar year in March 2016.

He added that the radars can help the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base “detect and monitor aircraft flying beyond [Iran’s] borders.”

The Iranian general made the remarks on the Iranian calendar date of Shahrivar 31, the day when the regime of slain Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein invaded Iran back in 1980 and which marks the beginning of the Sacred Defense Week in Iran.

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