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Iran new radar to closely watch enemies: General

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sun 15 Feb 2015 - 15:13

TEHRAN (ISNA)- A senior Iranian commander said the country is installing a radar which would be able to keep tabs on enemy bases as far as 3,000 kilometers away.

'With 3,000-kilometer-range Sepehr radar, we can detect the enemies' breath inside their bases,' commander of Iran's Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Commander, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, said on Sunday.

The general said installation of the radar is 40 percent complete, adding that the project is underway without any problem.

He said that the radar helps Iran exercise 'defense in depth' and shields the country's sky against threats.

The long-range radar can intercept ballistic and Cruise missiles.

In November 2014, the first phase of the radar system was tested and assessed within one section inside the operational radius of the country's integrated air defense network.

In September, Iran unveiled Arash-2 and Kayhan, two domestically-manufactured state-of-the-art radar systems capable of detecting stealth aircraft and long-distance targets.

Kayhan, which is a two-dimensional radar system, is capable of detecting and tracking hostile aerial targets, including conventional aircraft and stealth jets that fly on high altitudes.

The Arash-2 radar system can track targets at an estimated altitude of 100,000 feet.

Tehran has repeatedly assured other nations, especially regional neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence, Press TV reported.

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