Export of Radars Underway

Export of Radars Underway Export of Radars Underway

Iran produces all types of radar and is exporting them.

"We are producing radars of all types, including short- and long-range radars, and are even exporting them to some countries," Defense Minister Lieutenant General Hossein Dehqan said in a televised interview on Friday, Press TV reported.

"We have no limitation on the production of radars," he said.

In January, Iran's Navy successfully tested a new radar system during large-scale military drills south of the country.

The L-band radar system, capable of detecting both aerial and surface threats at the same time, was successfully tested in waters near Konarak Port, southeast Iran.

In October 2015, Iran unveiled a new domestically-built long-range digital radar system, dubbed Fath 14 (Conquer 14), which is capable of detecting enemies' strategic objectives.

The radar system has a range of 600 kilometers and can detect small airborne targets at a high altitude. High agility and swift connection to command and control network are among other features of the radar.

Also in October 2015, Iran unveiled a domestically-built 3D search and control radar system, dubbed Qamar, with the capability of tracking over 100 targets within a 450-kilometer radius.

  High Preparedness

The defense chief, who was elaborating on the country's defense achievements, added that Iran is capable of designing and producing all types of weapons it requires.

"The armed forces of the Islamic Republic are prepared to such extent that no one would entertain the notion of attacking Iran," Dehqan said.

However, he added, this does not mean that the country's enemies, such as the US, Israel and Saudi Arabia, do not yearn to threaten or attack Iran and raise the issue of putting "military options on the table" every now and then, but they are reluctant to take any action because "its outcome would be failure".

The minister emphasized that ground combat is one of the fields in defense industries that Iran is active in, adding that the country is producing tanks, personnel carriers, tactical vehicles and ammunition inside the country.

Pointing to Iran's missile capabilities, he said, "In missile industries, we are working on defense, ballistic, land and sea cruise [missiles]."

Dehqan said the Iranian armed forces are capable of upgrading a missile in 3-4 months, if required.