Iranian Defense Ministry Unveils 21 Electronic, Radar Projects
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The Iranian Defense Ministry on Tuesday unveiled 21 electronic and radar projects in a special ceremony attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan.
The ceremony to unveil the new defensive projects was held in the Defense Ministry's Electronic Industries Company (SAIran) in southern city of Shiraz.
Addressing the ceremony, the Iranian defense minister said the new projects include five mass-production lines of defensive products as well as 16 other defensive projects which have been done at the company.
As regards specifications of new defensive products, Dehqan said two air-defense radar systems are ready to be handed over to the Iranian Armed Forces, adding that the systems are among advance long-range air defense radars and will boost Iran's air-defense surveillance capabilities.
The minister said 6 key and strategic electronic products for air and naval forces, including sonar and subsurface communication devices became operational today.
Dehqan further said a smart radar jamming system with high capability to jam enemy radars as well as missile-guiding subsystems was the other system unveiled today.
The ministry also unveiled systems to make weapons smarter, including a system for guiding anti-armored missiles with laser.
The Iranian defense minister also lauded the new products, saying that the achievements were made by utilizing the local expertise despite the harsh international sanctions imposed on the country.
In recent years, the Islamic Republic of Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and has attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.