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Iran to produce 3000-km-range radar
Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:6PM
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Air Force Brigadier General Ahmad Miqani
An Iranian military commander has announced the production of an air defense radar system with a range of 3,000 kilometers in radius.

Brigadier General Ahmad Miqani said on Sunday that with the production of the new radar battery, any flying object will be detected by the low-altitude radar capability.

The upcoming five-day air defense drills, which begin on November 16, are part of an annual exercise held with the participation of all air defense units of the country's armed forces, added Miqani, who is the commander of the Khatamolanbia Air Defense Base.

He said that the drills would be held in three phases. In the first phase, he stated, Iranian rapid deployment forces will be joined by intelligence units in response to mock enemy intelligence-gathering and psychological warfare efforts.

In the second phase, Iranian forces will take on mock enemy aerial surveillance and the mock enemy will launch low-altitude attacks on Iran's air defenses and Iran's forces will detect and target their aircraft with jet fighter anti-aircraft missiles, the Iranian commander told the Fars News Agency.

Miqani added that in the third phase of the drills, Iranian forces will counter the enemy's desperate efforts at attacking Iranian nuclear and other sensitive sites with their jet fighters, drones and cruise missiles.

He described the specific purpose of the drills as assessing the effectiveness of Iran's anti-cruise missile electronic detection and weapons systems in order to make the necessary improvements.

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