Iran Navy Vessels Equipped with Chaff Anti-Missile System

All Iranian naval vessels have been furnished with Chaff, a radar countermeasure system using metal projectiles to confuse and distract anti-ship missiles, Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said.

The commander told Tasnim on Saturday that the Chaff system has been installed on all of the country’s missile-launching warships and destroyers, including Damavand.

He said the anti-missile system became operational after undergoing successful tests.

Chaff is a radar countermeasure in which the target –a ship or an aircraft- spreads a cloud of small, thin pieces of aluminum or other material, which either appears as a cluster of primary targets on radar screens or swamps the screen with multiple returns.

The steel shower is composed of radar-reflective metal that confuses the missile.

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.

Tehran has repeatedly stated that its military might is defensive in nature and poses no threat to other countries.

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