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Iran Press TV

Iran putting into service new long-range radar system

Iran Press TV

Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:59AM

Iran is putting into service a domestically-developed long-range radar system that would further boost the country's air defense capability.

The Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base is currently installing and putting into operation the state-of-the-art "Qaem" radar system, which has a range of 1,000 kilometers, reported Fars News Agency.

Once operational, the radar system will play a key role in monitoring movements in the region.

Another long-range 3D radar system dubbed "Qadir" was recently put into service in southwestern Iran.

Also, the "Sepehr" radar system with a range of 2,500-3,000 kilometers is about to become operational. It has successfully passed preliminary field tests.

Around two weeks ago, Iran unveiled two domestically-manufactured cutting-edge radar systems capable of detecting stealth targets at high altitudes.

Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Commander Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili also said in early September that the Islamic Republic is capable of detecting the slightest move by enemies at distances upwards of 3,000 kilometers, emphasizing that the country's military capabilities serve as a deterrent in the face of potential threats.

In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and reached self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.

The Islamic Republic of Iran 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.



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