The Iranian Army’s Khatam ol-Anbiya Air Defense Base unveiled a new “state-of-the-art” radar system on Saturday, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
The radar system which has been built and put into action by experts at Khatam ol-Anbiya Air Defense Base was unveiled in a ceremony at Vahdat Beirak site in the Southeastern city of Zahedan.
Commander of Khatam ol-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi Fard and other army commanders were present at the ceremony.
No details have been released on the features of the new radar system yet.
Iran has gained self-sufficiency in manufacturing most of its defensive needs, including missiles, drones and radars.
In October 2017, the Iranian Defense Ministry unveiled a new radar system named ‘Afaq’ for coastguard forces.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami participated in the ceremony.
“The coast monitoring radar is capable of monitoring vessels in a range of 200 km and it can also trace and hunt aerial targets,” General Hatami said.
Noting that the radar enjoyed proper mobility and anti-electronic war capabilities, he said that Afaq could simultaneously monitor and trace 100 vessels.
In January 2017, the Iranian Armed Forces put into operation the home-made ‘Nazir’ radar system with the capability of detecting radar-evading targets and fighting against electronic warfare.
“Nazir radar system was put into operation and from now on, no radar-evading flying object can enter the Islamic Iran’s skies without permission,” former Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said at the time.
“The radar is special to detecting the small flying objects and MQ1, RQ4 and U2 aircrafts and can easily detect and trace ballistic and cruise missiles and most importantly, the radar-evading aircraft,” he added.
Nazir is a long-range and high-precision radar system which is highly capable of detecting targets in low radar cross section and is resistant to radar evading and anti-radar missiles.