Iran to unveil new radar, missile systems in September
Iran Press TV
Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:37AM GMT
The commander of Iran's Air Defense Force says the country plans to unveil new missile and radar systems in late September.
The missile and radar systems will be showcased in the course of a military parade on September 22, Commander of Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili said in a Monday ceremony.
The parade will be held to mark the Sacred Defense Week which commemorates the braveries of the Iranian soldiers who fought in the 1980-1988 Iraqi-imposed war and defended their country from enemy aggression.
In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.
On June 2, Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) officially put into service an indigenously developed long-range radar system, named Ghadir, capable of detecting stealth aircraft.
The state-of-the-art radar system uses three-dimensional (3-D) technology to detect airborne targets, including radar-evading aircraft, cruise and ballistic missiles, and satellites in low orbits.
The Islamic Republic has frequently announced that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.
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