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Iran phased-array radar claims - bombast or capability leap?

27th April 2020 - 16:00 GMT | by Arie Egozi in Tel Aviv


Iran last week unveiled two new indigenously developed long-range radar systems, but Israeli experts are downplaying their capabilities.

The Khalij-e Fars ('Persian Gulf') and Moraqeb ('Watchful') radars were announced in a ceremony on 19 April attended by Maj Gen Abdolrahim Mousavi, Commander-in-Chief of the Islamic Republic of Iran Army.

IRNA and other state-run Iranian news agencies reported that Khalij-e Fars is a long-range strategic radar system with an operational range of more than 800km. Officials described it as a phased-array 3D system with modern technology that can detect all conventional and radar-evading targets as well as ballistic missiles.

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Arie Egozi


Arie Egozi

Born in Israel, Arie Egozi served in the IDF and holds a political science and …

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