Iran Unveils New Air Defense, Control Systems

Iran Unveils New Air Defense, Control Systems
Sat Aug 29, 2015 16:29:29

A number of Iran’s homegrown air defense systems, including upgraded radars and electronic warfare equipment, were unveiled on Saturday.

Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili opened an exhibition of the latest domestically-made air defense equipment in Tehran.

One of the unveiled products was the upgraded model of the Keyhan (Cosmos) radar. According to the commander, this new version is a fully mobile radar system with high resolution.

Keyhan is a long-range radar that uses mixed frequencies to identify small flying objects, and is suitable for detecting large number of aerial targets in the electronic warfare.

Elsewhere in the exhibition, a variety of ground-based radar jamming systems were unveiled.

The jamming systems, which have been connected to the country’s integrated air defense network, are employed for electronic countermeasures in the fight against aerial threats.

Brigadier General Esmaili also unveiled a domestically-made IFF (Identification, Friend or Foe) system. He said the system can distinguish friendly forces from the enemy by detecting 100 targets simultaneously.

A number of other Iranian radars, including Bina, Nazir and Talash were also put on display in the exhibition.

Iran has in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of military equipment, including the air defense systems that use cutting edge technologies.

Tehran has repeatedly stated that its military might is defensive in nature and poses no threat to other countries.

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