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Iran develops new radar system

English.news.cn   2013-12-18 17:01:33            

TEHRAN, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- Iran has unveiled a newly-developed advanced radar system with high target detection capabilities, local media reported on Wednesday.

"The radar is complementary to the phased array radar system unveiled earlier and its repair and maintenance is very simple," Commander of Iran's Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, Brigadier General Farzad Esmail, was quoted as saying by semi-official Fars news agency.

The new radar system, named Arash, boosts the country's radar power in all the frequency bands of VHF, UHF and HF and will make the country's integrated radar network more powerful in any possible electronic war, Esmaili was quoted as saying by Fars.

"The indigenized Arash radar system will gift an extremely high range to the country's air defense network using very low energy," he said, adding that Arash will be deployed in an Iranian site this week.

The commander declined to reveal more information about the details of the new air defense shield.

In November, Iran also unveiled a domestically manufactured phased array radar system, named the Asr, according to Tehran Times daily.

The Asr radar system has a range of 200 kilometers and is able to simultaneously detect and track up to 100 targets.

The Iranian Navy had previously announced that the Asr radar system would be installed on a number of the country's naval warships.

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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