Iran’s Defense Ministry on Saturday, October 22, 2016, unveiled new aerial navigation and tracking systems, including two military radars. The new products were unveiled at a ceremony in the southwestern city of Shiraz, attended by Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan.
One of them, Me’raj-4, is a ground radar equipped with anti-electronic warfare systems and capable of tracking 200 targets.The other radar, dubbed Matla’-ol-Fajr 3, is employed for detecting targets in a range of 500 kilometers.
“The radar system monitors, discovers and traces two-dimensional flying objects in ranges up to 500km,” Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said in a ceremony during which another radar system named Meraj 4 and two Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) systems were also unveiled in the Southern province of Fars.
“The system is equipped with the state-of-the-art electronic warfare systems and a command room and is capable of discovering and tracing 200 targets simultaneously,” General Dehqan said.
Iran has in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of military equipment, including air defense systems that use cutting edge technologies.
Tehran has repeatedly stated that its military might is defensive in nature and poses no threat to other countries.