FNA: Iran Unveils New Radar System
- Iran Unveils New Radar System
News number: 8909081640 17:18 | 2010-11-29
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Iranian Army's Navy unveiled a new radar system as part of
its broader plans for boosting air defense capabilities of the country's
The system, named 'Asr', was unveiled in a ceremony attended by senior
commanders of the Iranian Navy, including Commander of the Army's Navy Rear
Admiral Habibollah Sayyari on the occasion of the National Navy Day
"Asr is a radar project that uses S band and can meet the need of our naval
fleets for early air alarm," Sayyari said in a ceremony to unveil the
He added that the radar system that uses 100% home-made equipments and a
flat antenna, adding that this is the first time that flat antennas are used
The S band is defined for radio waves with frequencies that range from 2 to
4 GHz, crossing the conventional boundary between UHF and SHF at 3.0 GHz. It
is part of the microwave band of the electromagnetic spectrum. The S band is
used by weather radar, surface ship radar, and some communications
S band radars operate on a wavelength of 8-15 cm and a frequency of 2-4 GHz.
Because of the wavelength and frequency, S band radars are not easily
Iranian officials have announced that the country has now reached
self-sufficiency in producing radar systems in different frequencies and for
Also, Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Ahmad
Miqani announced earlier this month that the country's experts are boosting
the range of home-made air defense radar systems to 3000km.
"Iran is working on a radar system that can cover areas within a range of
3,000 km," Miqani said, adding that the system will enable the country to
identify all flying objects around the country.
A senior Iranian Air Defense commander also said last month that Iran's
radar systems can detect all flying objects in the entire region, even in
the Persian Gulf littoral states.
"In addition to the Southern borders and waters, all Persian Gulf littoral
states are under the cover of the radars of the Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense
Base," Commander of the Air Defense Unit of Southeastern Iran General
Habibollah Alizadeh told FNA at the time.
Referring to the production of radar equipment and instruments inside the
country, he said that Iran has gained self-sufficiency in producing radar
systems and it is no more dependant on any foreign countries in this ground.