Iran says new radar can detect over 300 targets at once

Iran says new radar can detect over 300 targets at once
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Iran’s new radar systems are capable of detecting and destroying objects of ‘any size’ if they violate the country’s airspace, Alireza Sabahifard, commander of Iran’s Air Defence Force has said, APA reports citing Sputnik.

Speaking at an exhibition of over two dozen ‘salient achievements’ of the air defence forces on Wednesday, the commander said that “today, we have the ability to identify any drones in the sky of the country and the region and destroy it if necessary.”

Sabahifard added that the systems presented at Wednesday’s exhibition weren’t everything that the country has in its arsenal, with some systems remaining hidden to maintain the element of surprise. “Defence systems will be used as covert equipment when needed to make enemies regret [their actions], so only a limited number of these systems will be unveiled today,” he said.

Among the systems that were unveiled was the Emad (‘Pillar’ in Persian), an upgradable virtual warfare simulator designed for use by all branches of the military for exercises and simulation purposes. The system was said to have been developed from scratch by Iranian engineers, with Sabahifard boasting that only a few advanced countries possessed such a system until now.

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