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Iran to install anti-MAV radar system in northeast province soon

17 July 2016 12:03

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The commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base announced that a state-of-the-art homegrown radar system capable of detecting and tracking Micro Air Vehicles (MAVs) will be installed in the Northeastern Province of North Khorasan soon.

According to Tasnim news agency, in remarks released on Saturday, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaeili highlighted the country’s self-sufficiency in manufacturing strategic radar systems, saying that Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base is willing to use domestically-made radar systems.

The latest achievement of the Air Defense Base is a radar system capable of detecting MAVs, he said, adding that it will be installed in north province in the near future.

The commander went on to say that his forces convey a “message of peace” for friend countries and “a message of hell” for hostile countries.

A Micro Air Vehicle (MAV), or Micro Aerial Vehicle, is a class of miniature UAVs that has a size restriction and may be autonomous.

Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.

Tehran has always assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to the regional countries, saying that the Islamic Republic’s defense doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.

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