Iran unveils two new radars at Sarallah military maneuvers

Posted on February 23, 2012

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Iran has unveiled two new radars, “Khashef” and “Matlaul-Fajr”, at the Sarallah military maneuvers that began in Southern Iran on Monday, IRNA reported.

The “Sarallah” air defense maneuvers meant to enhance the country’s integrated network of air defense with a focus on modern defensive tactics.

The maneuvers also tend to increase Iran’s readiness before the enemy threats, in particular, possible attacks on densely populated areas, sensitive and vulnerable centers, and nuclear facilities.

The exercises are also aimed at increasing the mobility of rapid response forces to engage in assymetric warfare and improving coordination between air defense units of various forces in order to provide the country with wide air defense coverage.

During the four-day maneuvers, domestically manufactured advanced missile systems, air defense artillery systems, various radar systems, and Air Force surveillance aircraft will be used and tested.

It has also been reported that all radar systems from the Khatam-ol-Anbiya Air Defense Base have been tested at the maneuvers.

Air defense units of the Armed Forces and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps and the lookouts of the National Police and the Basij volunteer forces carry out the exercises under the command of the Khatam-ol-Anbiya Air Defense Base.

Iran has recently increased military exercises as international tensions grow over its alleged nuclear weapons programme, with Israel saying it has not ruled out the possibility of military strikes.

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