On October 2, the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Defense Force (IRIADF) unveiled a new tactical radar and an air-defense simulator.
The new systems were showcased during a ceremony held at the Arm Defense Force Research and Self Sufficiency Organization in the presence of the Commander of Army Air Defense Force Brig. Gen. Alireza Sabahifard.
The new medium-range radar system, dubbed “Hormuz,” was designed to detect and identify airborne targets with speed and accuracy. The radar can relay information to the air defense missile fire control center. The radar is also efficient and easy to maintain. Its technical specifications were not revealed.
💢 رونمایی از رادار «هرمز» و شبیهساز «شمس»
رادار «هرمز» و شبیهساز «شمس» با حضور فرمانده نیروی پدافند هوایی ارتش رونمایی شد.
— خبرگزاری دفاع مقدس (@Defapress_ir) October 2, 2021
The second system showcased at the ceremony was the Shams long-range strategic threats simulator, which likely be used to train the service members of the IRIADF. The system can simulate modern and up-to-date combat scenarios, like attacks with ballistic missiles.
تصاویری از سامانههای شمس و هرمز pic.twitter.com/ZP52KzLa4Z
— باشگاه خبرنگاران جوان | YJC (@yjc___agency) October 2, 2021
Iran has been working nonstop to improve its air-defense capabilities with domestically developed and produced systems. In September, the Iranian military unveiled the state-of-the-art “Alborz” 3D radar system and the “Borhan” command-and-control system.
US sanctions and Israel’s repeated threats forced the Iranian military to relay more and more on its domestic capabilities. As a result, Tehran gained much experience in several military fields in the last few years.
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