The Iranian Army’s Khatam ol-Anbiya Air Defense Base unveiled two new radar systems, Fars News Agency (FNA) reported.
The radar systems, ‘Moein 40’ and ‘Nasser 40’ which have been built and put into action by experts at Khatam ol-Anbiya Air Defense Base were unveiled in a ceremony attended by Commander of Khatam ol-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi Fard and a number of other army Commanders.
“Nasser 40” is a passive radar system capable of detecting targets in urban environments, which is developed by Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base in cooperation with the Department of Science and Technology of the Iranian Presidential Office. The radar has the capability to locate flying small objects and cruise missiles in urban environments and surrounding areas.
“Moein 40” is a navigating system which asks for the information of the flying aircraft, not from the pilot, but from the aircraft system itself. The range of the radar is 400 kilometers, and the system meets the requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and is capable of detecting the geographical location of targets.
Moein has an altimeter to measure altitude and precisely locate the targets, while it also has the capability to exchange targets and the exchange of information with other radar systems of the country. It could be used for military and trade purposes.
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 this ceremony.
“The coast monitoring radar is capable of monitoring vessels in a range of 200km 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.