Iran's home-made radar in Persian Gulf capable of multi-functions: commander

08:58, June 24, 2010      

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An Iranian army commander said Wednesday that Iran deployed a domestically-built radar system in the Persian Gulf capable of tracking and destroying enemy ships and fighter jets, local satellite Press TV reported.

The radar system, which covers the entire Persian Gulf region, has replaced "Western-made radars," commander of Iran's southern air defense region General Qanbar-Ali Salahian was quoted as saying.

"The system can be used to track and destroy enemy ships as well as fighter jets," Salahian said.

He added that Iran's air force is using a variety of defense equipment including long and medium-range radars and missile shield systems to protect the country's air space, the report said.

"We always remain fully prepared to counter any possible threats against the country," the report quoted him as saying.

Recently, Iran has conducted a series of war games in the Persian Gulf and the Strait of Hormuz to boost vigilance and combat preparedness of its naval and air forces.

Source: Xinhua

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