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    Iran Unveils New Radar System News number: 8909081640 17:18 | 2010-11-29 Defence http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8909081640 TEHRAN (FNA)- The
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      Iran Unveils New Radar System
      News number: 8909081640 17:18 | 2010-11-29
      Defence
      http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=8909081640


      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
      naval forces.

      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
      (November 29).

      "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
      system.

      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
      in Iran.

      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
      satellites.

      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
      attenuated.

      Iranian officials have announced that the country has now reached
      self-sufficiency in producing radar systems in different frequencies and for
      various ranges.

      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.
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