Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Iranian air defense units equipped with new generation of radar systems

The commander of the Khatam-ol-Anbiya Air Defense Base announces that Iranian air defense units have been equipped with new domestically manufactured radar systems. 
In an interview with the Persian service of IRNA published on Sunday, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaeili said that the new generation of VHF and HF radar systems, which have been designed and manufactured by Iranian experts, are being used at air defense bases across the country. 
He also said that Samen, Shahab, and Matla-ol-fajr radar systems are “completely indigenous” systems which are able to quickly identify and track small flying targets. 
He added that the country’s air defense units are now able to track aircraft using various radar systems which can operate at various frequency ranges.
“If we had not acquired this expertise, we would have been doomed to defeat at the time of electronic warfare and would have not been able to identify many enemy aircraft,” he said.   
He went on to say that air defense units create layers of defense to protect the country’s sensitive facilities using radar systems and missile systems. 
Elsewhere in his remarks, Esmaeili said that the projects to design and manufacture various medium-range and long-range air defense systems are well underway.
He also said that shoulder-fired missiles and low-altitude artillery systems, which can be used by air defense units, are being mass-produced in the country.

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