Iran Brings Advanced Air Defense Radar into Service
- June, 02, 2014 - 11:10
- Defense news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A new long-range radar system, manufactured by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, became fully operational on Monday.
The advanced air defense radar system, dubbed the “Qadir” (Almighty), has been totally designed and produced by the local military experts at the IRGC aerospace force.
The Qadir identifies the aerial targets on the basis of 3-dimensional detection. The system enjoys nonstop monitoring activity.
With an approximate range of 1,100 kilometers, the homegrown radar system can even detect the targets with pretty small cross-section area.
Stationed in a radar base in the city of Garmsar, the new radar was officially integrated into the country’s air defense network this morning.
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.