Gen. Mousavi hails Army passive defense’s rapid development

TEHRAN, Apr. 19 (MNA) – Commander of Iran's Army Major General Seyyed Abdolrahim Mousavi said the Islamic Republic Army’s passive defense has been developing rapidly, thanks to the efforts of the domestic experts and scientists.

“The Army’s passive defense has been growing at a good pace in the past year, since its formation under the instructions of the Leader of the Islamic Revolution,” Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said on Sunday, on the sidelines of the unveiling ceremony of two new homemade radars.

The top commander expressed gratitude to all the personnel and commanders of the Army’s passive defense, as well as the Iranian universities and knowledge-based firms cooperating to boost the country’s air defense ability to guard the sky against enemies’ threats.

Earlier on Sunday, the ‘Khalij Fars’ [Persian Gulf] and ‘Moragheb’ [Watchful] radars were unveiled in a ceremony also attended by Army Air Defense Force Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard.

‘Khalij Fars’ is a strategic radar that has a range of over 800 kilometers. The high-tech 3D phased array radar can identify all conventional and stealth targets as well as ballistic missiles.

‘Moragheb’ is also a state-of-the-art 3D phased array radar with a range of 400 kilometers that can detect flying targets with high accuracy. Also, it is able to identify small flying objects and UAVs in low altitude. The system has been developed based on domestic knowledge in the Army’s Air Defense with the cooperation of knowledge-based companies.


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