Iran Unveiled a New Radar Air Defense System

TEHRAN, (BM) – Iran unveiled a new radar air defense system on Saturday it says is capable of detecting missiles and drones at a range of 400 kilometers (250 miles), learned, quoting Israel Defense.

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The “Falaq” is a locally overhauled version of the imported “Gamma” surveillance radar, ISNA news agency said.

“This radar is capable of identifying and finding all types of cruise missiles, stealth aircraft, drone systems and also ballistic missiles within a 400-kilometer range,” ISNA quoted the commander of the Iranian Army’s Air Defense Force as saying during the unveiling ceremony.

The Falaq is a phased-array radar system which can be incorporated into Iran’s larger integrated air defense, which includes an S-300 surface-to-air missile system that Russia delivered in 2016, state-run Press TV said.

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“The (Falaq) system was developed in order to counter sanctions restricting access to spare parts of a previously foreign-developed system,” Press TV said on its website.

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Source: Israel Defense