Iran unveils radars that can detect stealth targets

Iran has unveiled two domestically-manufactured state-of-the-art radar systems capable of detecting stealth targets at high altitudes.

The radar systems, dubbed Nazir and Bina, were unveiled on Tuesday in a ceremony attended by Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili.

Nazir is a long-range radar system that can detect and track hostile aerial targets within a radius of 800 kilometers at an estimated altitude of 100,000 feet, while Bina uses three-dimensional (3-D) technology to detect radar-evading targets. It can also be used to deter electronic warfare.

The two radar systems have been deployed in mountainous and plain areas in the southeastern parts of Iran.

Speaking on the sidelines of the unveiling ceremony, Esmaili said the systems are “unique” in the region and the world.

The Iranian commander said the advanced radar systems are “multi-board” and can detect wide-body military aircraft, stealth targets and small flying objects at high altitudes.


Iran Hafez Radar System
The Iranian Hafez radar system unveiled on August 29, 2015 (Photo by ISNA)


In recent years, Iran has made great achievements in its defense sector and reached self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly assured other nations, especially regional neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, stating that its defense doctrine is merely based on deterrence.