Saturday, February 12, 2011

Iran to launch long-range radar systems

Iran will soon launch long-range radar systems, file photo.

The Islamic Republic is to install and launch long-range radar systems in certain parts of the country in the near future, an Iranian military official says.

Deputy Head of Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base for Communications and Technology Information Brigadier General Hamid Arzhangi said that the radars are of two kinds, ISNA reported Saturday.

He further pointed out that the first type can cover a distance of up to 1,000 kilometers while the other is capable of covering up to 3,000 kilometers.

According to General Arzhangi, the radar antennas have been installed and the systems will soon become operational.

The Iranian official went on to say that Iran was also developing and using monitoring systems capable of passing on intelligence to command and control headquarters in the shortest possible time.

The Khatam al- Anbiya Air Defense Base is in charge of coordinating aerial defense activities of Iran's Army and Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Iran successfully tested and utilized advanced equipment used for communication and exchange of intelligence during massive defense maneuvers dubbed "Modafean Aseman Velayat 3" (Defenders of Velayat Skies) in November, 2010.

Iran also successfully test operated a new generation of its first domestically manufactured air defense system during the drills.

The Mersad (Ambush) modern medium-range system is capable of spotting and destroying advanced aircraft at low and high altitudes.

In addition to its high mobility, Mersad's new generation can be used in electronic warfare and can be networked with other radar and defense systems.


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