On September 1, the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Defense Force (IRIADF) unveiled a state-of-the-art 3D radar system as well as a command-and-control system.
The two new systems were presented during a ceremony that was held to celebrate the anniversary of the IRIADF establishment. The ceremony was attended by the force’s commander, Brig. Gen. Alireza Sabahi-Fard.
The 3D radar, dubbed “Alborz” after the northern Iranian mountain range, has a maximum detection range of up to 450 kilometers.
The phased array radar was reportedly designed to detect and track long-range stealth airborne targets and targets flying at low altitudes. The new radar can track as many as 300 targets at the same time.
The IRIADF also presented the “Borhan” command-and-control system, which was designed to receive information from several sources. The system analyzes the information before relaying it to the army’s most senior officials who can then make their decisions more accurately.
The system can receive information from radar and electro-optical sensors and help take action against airborne targets at close range and low attitudes.
After the collapse of the nuclear deal in 2018, Iran began working to boost its domestic military capabilities in order to face threats by the US and Israel. Tehran ended up making several breakthroughs, especially in the fields of air-defense, missiles and drones.
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