Iran Unveils New Long-range Radar System

Fars News Agency — Dec 17,2013

Iran on Tuesday unveiled a newly-developed advanced radar system with high target detection capabilities.

“The radar is complementary to the phased array radar system unveiled on September 1 and its repair and maintanence is very simple,” Commander of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli said, elaborating on the features and specification of the new radar system.

He said the new radar system, Arash, boosts the country’s radar power in all the frequency bands of VHF, UHF and HF and will make the country’s integrated radar network more powerful in any possible electronic war.

“The indigenized Arash radar system will gift an extremely high range to the country’s air defense network using very low energy,” Esmayeeli added.

He said Arash will be stationed in an Iranian site this week.

Iran announced on December 10 that it plans to unveil a newly-developed advanced radar with a high target detection capability which is part of a new air defense system.

“The powerful Arash radar is one of the most important achievements of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base which will be unveiled (in the Eastern part of Iran) today,” Esmayeeli said.

Stressing the indigenized nature of the radar, Esmayeeli said that Arash has been designed and built by the young Iranian scientists at Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base.

“The radar has high capability in detecting and identifying targets and in electronic warfare,” he added.

The commander declined to reveal any more data or information about the details of the new air defense shield or the new radar system.

Also in September, Iran displayed a new home-made passive phased array radar system for detecting stealth targets and cruise missiles.

The passive phased array radar system was developed by the experts of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base to detect mobile targets at any altitude, track stealth targets and estimate their arrival speed and targets.

The tactical radar system which can be installed and put into operation in a short period of time do not emit any radar waves and therefore cannot be detected by the enemy. That’s why they are called Silent Radar Systems.

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