“This is a strategic radar system with a range of about 1,000 kilometers and it will be unveiled on September 1,” Esmayeeli told reporters.
Esmayeeli reiterated that Iran has the safest airspace in the Middle East, and said, “Today the number of passing flights has increased to 1,300 in every 24 hours as compared with 900 flights three months ago.”
In relevant remarks, Brigadier General Esmayeeli announced that Iran will unveil new missile defense systems early 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 on September 1,” Esmayeeli said in the Northeastern city of Semnan.
“The radar and missile defense systems will cover an important part of the country in the South and Southeast,” he added.
In June, Esmayeeli announced that his 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, he told reporters in Isfahan.
In February, Esmayeeli said Iran's new home-made radar system, named “Sepehr (Sky)”, enables the country to monitor every enemy move right from the start.
“We don’t have any bottleneck left with regard to the Sepehr Radar system and over 40% of its deployment plan has ended and we don't have any problem” with its development and deployment, Esmayeeli told FNA.
He said once fully deployed, the radar system will cover such a wide range that Iranian forces will be able to monitor the start of a flight or firing of a missile as soon as it starts from enemy basis thousands of kilometers away.
“The radar will be included in the integrated air defense network in future after it is fully deployed, and then we will be able to even feel the enemies' breathing in their bases with the help of the 2,500 to 3,000km range (of the radar),” he added.
Esmayeeli underlined that the country's airspace will be fully protected against threats after the deployment of Sepehr radar system.
In November Iran unveiled and successfully tested Sepehr radar system with the capability of detecting satellite and space objects' trajectories.
Source: FNA; File Photo