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Claims of Iranian radar's F-35 detection capability remain unsubstantiated

22nd November 2022 - 18:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


Western experts remain sceptical about the Iranian Bravar 373 and its F-35 detection capability. (Photo: US DoD)

The upgraded version of Iran's Bavar 373 air defence system is claimed to have an increased detection- and engagement range – but not enough to catch an F-35.

Iran unveiled an upgraded version of its Bavar 373 air defence system and a longer-range Sayyad 4B surface-to-air missile at the beginning of November.

During the most recent test, the Bavar 373's radar detected a HESA Karrar UAV at a distance of 450km and tracked it to about 405km out before the Sayyad destroyed it at a range of over 300km, Iranian state media reported.  

If these figures are accurate, the upgrades mark a 100km increase in detection range over previous versions of the radar, with the missile's range increasing from 200km to 300km, as well as the height of

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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