Islamic Republic of Iran joined the world club of countries which have long-range radars on Thursday.
Iran’s military successfully tried locally-developed Qadir, Moraqeb and Bashir radars to identify targets in the air during the Guardians of Velayat Sky-99 drills, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) news agency Sepah News reported on Thursday.
“The completely indigenous Qadir radar system has been developed by specialists, scientists and young members of the IRGC’s Self-Sufficiency Jihad, and has sophisticated technology that is available only to a limited number of countries,” said the report.
The successful trial of the Qadir radar system has made Iran a member of a restricted club of countries possessing long-range radars, it said.
According to the source, Iran’s Qadir system has the ability to detect both low and high-altitude targets, as well as ballistic missiles.
The phased-array radar system Moraqeb has been developed by experts of the Iranian Army’s air defense, and is capable of identifying 300 targets simultaneously in a range of 400 km, it said.
As for IRGC’s 3D phased-array Bashir radar system, it can detect flying and cover targets within a range of 300 km at an altitude of 30 km, and it has the ability to detect and intercept cruise missiles, Sepah News said.
Source: Iranian media