Iran unveiled a new home-made radar system, Fath (Conquer) 2, and a new drone named “Sadeq 1” during the military parades at the mausoleum of the Founder of the Islamic Republic, the Late Imam Khomeini, South of the capital.
Fath 2 is a fully home-made long-range radar system equipped with hi-tech. The radar system can trace all types of aircraft, drones and small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and alarms other air defense units when it discovers a hostile aircraft.
Sadeq 1 flies at a maximum altitude of 25,000 ft at speeds above sonic boom. The Iran-made drone has been manufactured for testing radar and electronic systems and training assessments.
September 22 is the start of the Sacred Defense Week in Iran which marks the anniversary of the beginning of Iraq’s imposed war against the country in 1980.
The Sacred Defense Week, commemorating Iranians’ sacrifices during the 8 years of the Iraqi imposed war on Iran in 1980s, officially started on Monday with nationwide parades by various units of the Islamic Republic Army, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) and Basij (volunteer) forces in Tehran and other cities across the country.
Different units of Iran’s military forces marched in uniform before top Army and IRGC commanders in a show of military might and defensive power.
The ceremony was participated by President Hassan Rouhani and senior military and government officials as well as foreign diplomats, military attaches and reporters.
Typical units of the Islamic Republic Army, the IRGC, Basij forces and the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Law Enforcement Police participated in the parade.
Foreign delegates as well as military and civilian officials were also present in the ceremony. Ranking commanders of the Armed Forces also took part in the ceremony.
The latest military and defense achievements made by Iranian experts were put on display at the parades.
In Tehran, the Armed Forces displayed Shalamche Hag missiles, Sky guard fire control system, Khatam fire control system, FM80 missile systems, Rapier missile systems, Troop-Scatter Communication system, various types of should-launched missile systems, S-200 missile systems, Talash 3 missile system, Hazem drones, Keyhan space radar system, LPD 20 radar system, and a wide range of other home-made missile, radar, launch and communication systems.
The Iranian Armed Forces have recently test-fired different types of newly-developed missiles and torpedoes and tested a large number of home-made weapons, tools and equipments, including submarines, military ships, artillery, choppers, aircrafts, UAVs and air defense and electronic systems, during massive military drills.
Defense analysts and military observers say that Iran’s wargames and its advancements in weapons production have proved as a deterrent factor.