News Brief — Nov 28, 2013
With the unveiling of a new phased array radar system Wednesday, Iran’s defensive capabilities took another step forward.
The Air Surveillance Radar or ASR is a 3-D solid state phased array radar, capable of detecting boats, low flying aircraft and missiles between 5 and 110 nautical miles away.
In addition to being entirely indigenously developed, Iran’s latest naval radar is also a “passive radar“. This makes it invulnerable to anti-radar missiles that would otherwise use its radar signal to home in on the ASR.
The ASR was unveiled on Nov 27, the day before Iran’s naval day on Nov 28 when new naval achievements are often announced. This year in addition to unveiling the ASR radar Iran’s Naval Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said that a further three vessels would join the fleet in the coming days.