Iran Successfully Tests New Long-Range Radar

Iran Successfully Tests New Long-Range Radar

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran successfully conducted a test of the country's long-range radar, dubbed Sepher (Sky), on Tuesday.

The advanced radar, with a range of above 2,500 kilometers, underwent practical test in a single sector and the data obtained by it were for the first time employed in the country’s integrated air defense network, Lieutenant Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base for Executive Affairs General Shahrokh Shahram said in a ceremony to bring the device into service.

He referred to the Sepehr as a complementary equipment for the monitoring and controling radars that are used for identification of targets and early-warning.

“This is a long-range radar that detects the radar-evading targets within a pretty small cross-section area, and is able to identify the entire targets at the low, medium and high altitudes,” Shahram said.

The commander added that Sepehr can easily detect the small flying objects, ballistic, semi-ballistic and also cruise missiles.

The new radar, he noted, enables Iran to detect the threats in distances far away from the borders, providing more time for decision-making.

Back in September, Iran unveiled two other home-made air defense systems, the Keyhan and Arash 2.

The Keyhan (Cosmos) long-range radar, which uses mixed frequencies to identify small flying objects with cruise missiles, is a mobile system that is suitable for detecting large number of aerial targets in the electronic warfare.

And the Arash 2 radar system enjoys advanced technologies and enables the air defense units to transfer data very rapidly.

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