Iranian Army has activated two early warning radars today according to Iranian Defence Media. The new radars are located at the Bandar Abbas province, near the Hormuz Strait.
The radars are:
– “Khalije Fars” early warning radar with 800km range (a member of Nazir early warning radar family )
– “Moragheb” AESA radar with 400km range
The ceremony to unveil ‘Khalij Fars’ [Persian Gulf] and ‘Moragheb’ [Watchful] radars were held on Sunday morning with Army’s Chief Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi and Army Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard in attendance.
According to the Iranian Defence Media; ‘Khalij Fars’ is a strategic radar that has a range of over 800 kilometers. The 3D phased array radar can identify all conventional and stealth targets as well as ballistic missiles.
‘Moragheb’ is also a state-of-the-art 3D phased array radar with a range of 400 kilometers that can detect flying targets with high accuracy. Also, it is able to identify small flying objects and UAVs in low altitude. The system has been developed based on domestic knowledge in the Army’s Air Defense with the cooperation of knowledge-based companies.
The unveiling comes on the occasion of the Iranian National Army Day on April 17.