Iran Unveils 16 New Defense Electronic, Radar Projects
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan unveiled over a dozen new defense products and achievements on Monday.
General Dehqan unveiled 16 new defense projects of SAIran Electronic Industries (Shiraz Electronic Industries) Company in the Southern city of Shiraz today.
The most important projects unveiled during the ceremony included a Radar system with the capability of tracking different semi-heavy and heavy weapons and providing the global positioning system (GPS) specifications for taking action during electronic warfare, Qamar 3-D search and control radar system with the capability of tracking different kinds of targets, including fighter jets and drone, up to a distance of 450 kilometers at different low and high altitudes and transferring the relevant data to the air defense network and Absar video-imaging system which can be mounted on fighter jets and drones.
General Dehqan also inaugurated the production line of air and airport navigation systems, including Multilateration (MLAT), ELINT (Electronic signals intelligence) and Communications Intelligence (COMINT) systems.
“The most important achievement of today is the manufacture of different radars which can identify and track threats and defend the country,” General Dehqan said, addressing the unveiling ceremony.
He reiterated that the SAIran Electronic Industries Company has mass produced different radar systems that can cover a range of objects in distances up to 500 kilometers.
General Dehqan pointed to the indigenization of the navigation systems of warplanes as another achievement of SAIran Electronic Industries, and said, “We have made outstanding advancement in area of software production for confronting enemies’ electronic warfare.”
On October 19, the Iranian army unveiled and launched its newly-developed radar system during the ongoing massive wargames in the Western parts of the country.
The radar system named ‘Fath (Conquer) 14′ covers areas 600km in range and is capable of tracking small flying objects in high altitudes.
High agility and rapid contact with the command and control network are among other features of the semiconductor radar which can identify enemies’ strategic targets in a 600km radius
According to military officials, Fath 14 is the first of a kind in the region.
Iran announced in September that the country’s experts were 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.
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.
On September 1, Iran unveiled two new home-made radar systems named Nazir and Bina 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 in September, 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.