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Commander: Iran to Deploy New Indigenous Long-Range Radar System Near Tehran

27 September 2016 7:35



Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli underlined that the country will soon deploy a new home-made strategic radar system capable of covering flying objects in a range of over 1,000 kilometers in the Northeastern province of Semnan near Tehran.

“Deployment of a radar system with a range of 1,000km in Semnan is a piece of good news for the region’s people which will be materialized soon,” General Esmayeeli told reporters in Semnan province on Monday.

He also announced deployment of a missile system in the Central parts of Iran, and said, “We have decided to launch a defensive and missile system from Mersad class and with Talash missiles in the desserts and Central areas of Iran to have a more integrated air defense.”

In relevant remarks in July, General Esmayeeli announced that the country would unveil new missile defense systems 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 in September Esmayeeli said at the time.

“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.

Esmayeeli announced in June that the country is able to meet all its needs in manufacturing air defense systems.

“We have been able to build all our needed (air defense) systems domestically,” the senior commander told reporters in the Central province of Isfahan.

Noting that defending the Iranian airspace is a priority in the country’s defensive doctrine, he said that increasing the number of air defense systems has always had a message of peace and friendship.

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