Wednesday, 6 July 2011

[EOB]Iran's Long-Range Radar System 'Ghadir' Now Operational

A top Iranian commander says the Ghadir radar system with a range of 1,100 kilometers in radius and a height of 300 kilometers has become operational in the country for the first time.

“The Ghadir radar has been designed and manufactured to discover air targets, radar-evading planes, cruise missiles, ballistic missiles and satellites at low orbits,” Commander of the Aerospace Division of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Amir Ali Hajizadeh said on Wednesday, Fars news agency reported.

After the IRGC unveiled underground ballistic missile silos on the first day of the Great Prophet 6 military maneuvers on Monday, the Ghadir radar system also become operational, the commander went on to say.

The Islamic Republic began the Great Prophet 6 drills on Monday.

On the first day of the exercises, Iran unveiled underground missile silos and fired Fateh (Conqueror)-110 missiles.

On Tuesday, Iran successfully launched 14 surface-to-surface missiles, including Zelzal (Temblor), Shahab-1, Shahab-2 and Shahab-3.

Five Shahab missiles, including four medium-range and one long-range, as well as 9 Zelzal missiles were launched.

Iran says the Great Prophet 6 maneuver has defensive objectives and will be staged with the message of "peace and friendship."

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