Iran’s media has claimed that the country is one of the world leaders in radar. Brig.-Gen. Ali Hajizadeh of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) said that new radar systems installed in Yazd province illustrate the country’s proficiency in this area.
“These radars can detect up to a range of 350 km. and depending on the altitude up to 1,000 km.”
Iran’s claims of its increased radar abilities are meant as a message to the US and Israel regarding its capabilities.
It is also looking to export its abilities to allies in Syria and potentially Iraq and elsewhere.
Iran has combined these radars, at the service of the IRGC Aerospace Force, with those of the Iranian army, overlapping coverage to achieve military excellence in this field, the article argues.
“Islamic Iran is definitely among the top ten countries,” Tasnim News says. The country intends to put in place new radar stations at Chabahar and other areas that will be used by the IRGC.
The IRGC’s dominance of the radar used in Iran is part of the country’s projection of power and concentration of military technology in the hands of the IRGC.
The IRGC also pioneers missiles, drones, and other key aspects of the military-industrial complex of Iran.
Tal Inbar pointed out on social media that “Iran has put two more 3-dimensional detections Ghadir long-range radar into operation. With an approximate range of 1,100 km., the radar can detect targets with low RCS.