Iran air defense unveils 3D radar that can intercept 300 targets at once
Marking the anniversary of its establishment, the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Defense Force (IRIADF) wheels out two major achievements, including a state-of-the-art 3D radar.
The achievements were unveiled during a ceremony on Wednesday in the presence of the force’s commander, Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi-Fard.
Alborz, as the radar has been named after the fabled northern Iranian mountain range, boasts a range of 450 kilometers (248 miles).
It is capable of intercepting and revealing long-range stealth targets or targets that yield little surface area that could be detected by surveillance devices.
‘Alborz can simultaneously engage 300 targets’
The device has been billed as a “phased-array radar,” meaning that it can scan the horizon without needing to rotate its antenna.
It has also been credited with being capable of intercepting as many as 300 targets at the same time as well as the capability to detect targets lying in low altitudes.
Also during the ceremony, the IRIADF unveiled a command-and-control system, named as Borhan.
Aiding commanders at the topmost niches of the chain of command, the latter can be tasked with receiving information from all sources and analyzing it before relaying it to the Army’s most senior officials.
The officials would then take necessary decisions regarding the potential launch of any required operations and destruction of perceived targets.
Borhan is designated to aid the efficient deployment of weapons at close ranges and low altitudes.
By relaying information to the higher-ups in the shortest possible time, the system would also help them take successful decisions towards potential engagement and misleading of airborne targets.
As part of its operations, Borhan would combine the data that it receives from electro-optical and radar systems and transfer it to missile systems for potential action.