Introduction — Oct 19, 2015
Step-by-step Iran continues to steadily build-up its air defences. The latest addition, an advanced domestically developed new radar was unveiled on Monday in the west of the country.
It adds to a growing network of locally built radar systems. Last month Iran unveiled two new, domestically developed radar systems capable of detecting stealth targets at high altitudes. Two months before that Iran deployed the Ghadir phased array radar near the border with Iraq.
Of course they doesn’t make Iran totally invulnerable to air strikes. But together with its locally developed air defences and the latest Russian S-300 system, due to be delivered in the coming months, Iran is increasingly able to defend its air space. Ed.
Iran launches new long-range radar system
Press TV — Oct 19, 2015
Iran has unveiled a new long-range digital radar system which is capable of detecting enemies’ strategic objectives.
The domestically-built radar system, dubbed Fat’h 14 (Conquer 14), was unveiled in the west of the country on Monday during a large-scale military drill by the Iranian Army.
The radar system has a range of 600 kilometers and can detect small airborne targets at a high altitude.
High agility and swift connection to command and control network are among other features of the semiconductor radar.
Fat’h 14 is the first radar featuring such characteristics in the Middle East.
It is resistant to electronic warfare and is regarded as the best radar for missile systems.
The Iranian Army, backed by the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, on Monday officially started a massive two-day military drill, dubbed Moharram, in west and northwest of the country to boost its military preparedness.
Iranian Army’s ground and air forces as well as Air Defense units are taking part in the maneuver.
In recent years, Iran has made major breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in the production of important military equipment and systems.
The country has also conducted major military drills to enhance the defense capabilities of its armed forces and to test modern military tactics and state-of-the-art equipment.
The Islamic Republic maintains that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence.