Iran will start using a new home-made powerful radar system in coming days, a senior Iranian commander announced on Monday.
Samen Radar System will come online in the next ten days," Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli told FNA.
"We are now deploying it," the commander said, adding that Samen's range is "good" and is able to detect and identify targets with very low Radar Cross Section (RCS).
Esmayeeli stated that the radar will be stationed in the most far-fetched and remote areas first and will later be deployed throughout the country.
In February, the Iranian Armed Forces launched new radar and missile systems with various ranges all throughout Iran.
Tens of radar and missile systems with various ranges were manufactured and deployed in Iran's defense sector and new systems were to join the defense network during the 10-Day Dawn celebrations, marking the anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran.
Iran has recently renewed and upgraded the weapons and defense systems of its air defense units.
Also in February, Iran's air defense units assessed the performance and capabilities of different types of mobile and fixed radar systems during Sarallah military drills in Southern Iran.
During the air defense wargames, different fixed and mobile radar systems manufactured and upgraded by Iranian experts and under the control of Iran's integrated air defense network were used.
Kasta and NEBO radars as well as the Iran-made Kashef (Discoverer) and Matla ol-Fajr (The Start of Dawn) radars were used to detect and identify aerial threats.