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Iran Deploys Long-Range Ghadir Radar System

Sputnik News

17:12 05.07.2015(updated 17:13 05.07.2015)

Iran deploys Ghadir radar system in an opening ceremony on Saturday in Southern Iran. The radar system is capable of discovering and tracking planes from a 600-kilometer distance and ballistic missiles from a distance of 1,100 kilometers.

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps deployed the country's long-range Ghadir radar system in Southern Iran on Saturday.

The Ghadir radar system is capable of discovering and tracking planes from a 600-kilometer distance and ballistic missiles from a distance of 1,100 kilometers; it detects objects at an altitude of up to 100 kilometers, reports Iranian media.

It is equipped with over 100 antennas which are capable of 360 degree rotation. The radar system can be used in all types of electronic warfare and in all climatic conditions.

In May 2012, IRGC Aerospace Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said Iran is mass-producing Ghadir radar systems in large numbers, adding that the radar system covers areas that are over 1,000km in diameter.

'This radar system can cover areas around 1,100 km in range and its designing and production project ended early last year and is now being mass-produced,' Hajizadeh told FNA at the time.

The Ghadir radar system has been designed to identify aerial targets, radar-evading aircrafts, cruise missiles and ballistic missiles as well as low-altitude satellites.

Iranian officials have continuously stressed that the country's military and arms programs are used for defensive purposes and should not be perceived as a threat to any other country.

Sputnik



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