November 15 2010
The Iranian military has announced the development of a new long-range radar, CNN reports.
The new system can detect low-altitude objects at distances of 3,000 km (1,864 miles), said Brig. Gen. Ahmad Miqani, commander of the Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base.
Previous radar systems only had a range of 400 km (250 miles), he said.
The military is scheduled to begin five days of air defense drills on Tuesday, fending off mock enemy aircraft and missiles, said the general.
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