|Iran tests new radar system||
TEHRAN – Iran has tested its newest long-range phased array radar system, named the Asr (Era), an official at the Iranian Navy announced on Tuesday.
Rear Admiral Ali Gholamzadeh told reporters that the radar system had been designed and manufactured by Iranian experts.
The radar system will be installed on a number of the Navy’s warships, he said.
He also said that Iran was building new missiles and torpedoes, adding that good news about new surface-to-air missiles would be announced in the near future.
He went on to say that the missiles used by naval vessels had been upgraded and their range and accuracy had been improved.
In addition, Gholamzadeh said that the Sahand destroyer would become operational in the next Iranian calendar year, which starts on March 20, 2014.
The Sahand destroyer, which is equipped with advanced systems, was initially launched in November 2012.
Iran’s first domestically manufactured destroyer, the Jamaran, was launched in February 2010.
The Iranian Navy has announced it plans to build new destroyers which are capable of firing missiles.
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