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    Iran Reveals New Radar System During Massive War Games

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    The Iranian Navy revealed a new radar system during the second day of the main phase of its war games along the country's Southeastern Makran seashores near the borders of the Persian Gulf on Thursday.

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    The radar system has a range of 150km, and it can be further upgraded to cover ranges of up to 400km. It can also trace and discover surface and aerial targets at the same time.

    Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base, Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli, announced that Iran is one of the top 6 countries in the world which have made advanced long-range radar systems.

    “We don’t have any technical bottleneck in the air defense field and don’t need to purchase anything in this field from the foreign states,” Esmayeeli said in Tehran, FARS news agency reported.

    “Today, our experts have built a 3,000-km-range radar without any foreign help and we are among the six countries which can build it,” he added.

    The general also said that the new radar system will help the Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base to detect and monitor aircraft flying beyond Iran's borders. He highlighted that the country's integrated missile and radar systems are always monitoring moves and ready to fire and seize hostile flying objects at any moment from over 3,000 kilometers away.

    “Today we are capable of monitoring the enemies' slightest move from a distance of more than 3,000 kilometers,” Esmayeeli said.

    “Brigadier General Esmayeeli said Iran's Air Defense units have been deployed in some 3,700 locations across the country to give a crushing response to enemies' threats, while they have a message of peace and security to regional and friendly states,” FARS reported.

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