Iran unveiled 10 highly advanced systems to protect highly important sites and detect and intercept enemy targets in the sea and air, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
The new systems were unveiled last week by Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami (photo) in a ceremony during a visit of Iran Electronics Industries company in the Central province of Isfahan on Wednesday.
He also unveiled a center for the development of optoelectronics technologies in Isfahan.
Addressing the ceremony, General Hatami hailed the outstanding progress in technological fields in Iran in recent years, expressing the hope that “new achievements will be made in the field of strategic electronic products”.
He added that the newly-unveiled systems which have been developed based on the international standards will help the country’s Armed Forces in effective confrontation against different threats.
Iran earlier unveiled a new home-made state-of-the-art missile defense system named ‘Khordad 15’ which is equipped with passive phased array radar system for detecting fighter jets, stealth targets and cruise missiles.
Elaborating on the features and capabilities of the defense shield, General Hatami said that it can trace targets, including fighter jets and enemy drones, 150km away and intercept them at a range of 120km.
“It can also trace stealth targets in areas 85km in distance, and destroy them at a distance of 45km,” he added.
General Hatami said that the missile defense system can trace, engage, and destroy 6 targets simultaneously, enjoys high mobility and can be prepared for operation in less than 5 minutes.
“The system is equipped with (passive) phased-array radar system with a multiple-target-engagement capability. It also has separate launch pads, and operates with Sayyad 3 missiles,” he underlined.
The Iranian military officials have in several occasions said that the country’s advances in building different military equipment are merely aimed at defending the country against any possible aggression.