TEHRAN (defapress) – The Islamic Republic is turning into a hub of drone technology and air defense power, commander of Air Defense Force of the Iranian Army said.
News ID: 78558
Publish Date: 31August 2019 - 11:32
In comments on Saturday morning, Brigadier General Alireza Sabahifard said Iran is becoming a hub of drone power and is well ahead of schedule in the air defense sector.
“We are equipped with various types of drones and quadcopters with different capabilities,” he said.
Highlighting Iran’s success in manufacturing a broad range of air defense missile systems and radars, the commander said Iranian experts have the capability to design and mass-produce command and control systems as well as various types of air and cyber defense equipment.
On August 22, Iran unveiled its homegrown long-range air defense missile system, dubbed “Bavar-373”.
The long-range air defense system is capable of detecting up to 100 targets, tracking 60 of them, and engage with six concurrently.
A distinguishing feature of Bavar-373 is its vertical launching system with square launchers, mostly used for air defense on warships.
Bavar-373 uses a long-range, phased array fire-control radar, dubbed Me’raj-4.
The air defense system employs three different types of missiles to hit targets at various altitudes.
Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the arms sphere.
Iranian officials have repeatedly underscored that the country will not hesitate to strengthen its military capabilities, including its missile power, which are entirely meant for defense, and that Iran’s defense capabilities will be never subject to negotiations.