8.9.11

Iran's new radar.

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It is always pleasing news to hear about yet another new invention by Persia in the military field.

However with puppet mullah Iran one cannot be sure of what is truth and what is propaganda.

Liars, great liars constantly boast about how wonderful they are, whereas honest people generally remain silent about their achievements. They prefer to rely on their accomplishments.

Iran keeps boasting about yet another great military invention and this has been the case for the last 30 years. I do not understand the psychology behind it.....after ALL Iran spends a mere 3% of GDP on defense, so why boast about a part of the economy which is small in comparison to say the Mullah run charities (Bonyards), or the businesses run by the Revolutionary Guard.......or the State banks that give out free loans to friends of the mullahs, or the massive corruption around the petro-chemicals industry......or.......or.....or.

Why expose and highlight a very small part of the economy, and inform the rest of the world about it? Why tell the rest of the world of Iran's military capabilities? Why create the impression falsely, that Iran is a nation which invests in military science and research above all else?

If you are trying to convince the world about how Iran has peaceful intentions with its nuclear technology, is it not wiser not to boast too often about new breakthrough's in military science. The boasting may create a disconnect with the paranoid powerful few.

So Iran has a new radar.....so what? Iran regularly announces new developments in defense equipment, but what is critical is the:

INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURE (uninterrupted supply of raw materials)
MASS ASSEMBLY PRODUCTION
THE SPARES
MAINTENANCE
FUEL, AMMUNITION
TRAINED PERSONNEL

(From Wikipedia):

Aircraft and Helicopters

Unmanned aerial vehicles

Aircraft upgrades and components

  • Iran claims to have upgraded its US-made F-4, F-5, and F-14 fighter jets, and produced spare parts including tires, avionics, and engine components.

Simulators

  • F-4 Phantom Simulator[25]
  • Helicopter Simulators (AH-1J & Bell 206)[26]
  • Submarine Simulator - Iran's "Tareq-class" submarine.[27]

Radar systems

Missiles

Medium range (MRBM)

Medium range missiles are considered to have a range between 1000 and 3000 kilometers.

Short range (SRBM)

Short range missiles are considered to have a range up to 1000 kilometers.

Cruise missiles

  • Nasr-1 - Iranian made short range missiles.

Anti-tank missiles

Air defence weapons

  • Qaem - anti-helicopter, light-weight, laser guided missile[46][47]
  • Misagh-1 - copy of Chinese QW-1 Vanguard with upgrades[48]
  • Misagh-2 - copy of Chinese QW-2 Vanguard [48]
  • Samavat 35mm Anti-Aircraft Guns - Copy of Oerlikon 35 mm twin cannon skyguard [49]
  • Shahab Thaqeb (شهاب ثاقب) - copy of the Chinese HQ-7 (FM-80)
  • SM-1 copy of RIM-66 Standard.
  • Sayyad-1 / Sayyad-1A - upgraded copy of Chinese HQ-2,[50] Sayyad-1A has IR tracking.
  • Sayyad-2 (Hunter II). Upgraded version of the Sayyad-1 system with higher precision, range and defensive power. It is equipped with a 200-kilogram warhead and has a speed of 1,200 meters per second. The Sayyad-1 missile defense system is composed of two-stage missiles that can target all kinds of aircraft, including bombers, at medium and high altitudes.[51]
  • Fajr-8 - copy of S-200 [52]
  • Fajr-27 - rapid fire cannon [53][54]
  • Shahin - upgraded MIM-23 HAWK, supersonic ground-to-air guided missile with a range of more than 40 kilometers capable of targeting fighter jets and helicopters.[55]
  • Fath (victory) - the 40-millimeter naval cannon's range is 12 km and shoots 300 projectiles per minute.[56][57]
  • Mersad - Iran's first advanced air defense system based on the US MIM-23 Hawk. It is capable of hitting modern aircraft flying at low and medium altitudes. The Mersad system is equipped with sophisticated radar signal processing technology, an advanced launcher, and electronic equipment for guidance and target acquisition. Mersad uses domestically manufactured Shahin missiles.[58]
  • Mesbah 1 air defense system - can target and destroy fighters, helicopters, cruise missiles and other objects flying at low altitude. Mesbah 1 is equipped with a three-dimensional interception radar and an optical guidance system. Mesbah 1 can fire four thousand rounds per minute.[59][60]

Bombs

Air-to-air missiles

Naval missiles

Torpedo

Armored Vehicles

Iranian made Zulfiqar tank

Other vehicles

Artillery

Small arms

Boats and destroyers

Submarines

Midget Submarines

There is absolutely no point producing 100 different equipment....its meaningless, unless your economy is the size of the USA. Iran should focus on mass production of a few equipment, given that its economy is only $850 billion GDP PPP, and its not heavily industrialized. Focusing on a few key equipment worked well for the Soviet Union after 1941, even though before 1941 the Soviet Union produced a whole variety of equipment like Iran.

By 1945 the Soviet settled on just a few key equipment, such as the T-34, Katyusha rockets, basic field artillery, and the PPD-40.........about 5 key ARMY FIELD EQUIPMENT.

The Soviet Union at war did not bother with a navy....Iran does not need to bother with a navy.

On the other hand the Germans 1933-45 produced some beautiful equipment, the variety of which was astounding, and the engineering fantastic for their time. But Germany produced too few, and too many different types of equipment, and so they lost.

Iran must focus on a few key pieces of equipment, and then mass produce them.


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Iran develops long-range radar system

By presstv.com

A senior Iranian commander says the Islamic Republic has succeeded in the design and production of a domestically-manufactured long-range radar system.

The advanced system can detect, intercept and destroy aircraft equipped with radar cross-section system (RCS), cruise missile and strategic long-range aircraft, the commander of the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, said on Wednesday.

He added that the cosmos radar, designed by experts of the military base, can detect objects at a range of several thousand kilometers and will join Iran's air-defense in the near future, IRIB reported.

The Iranian commander emphasized that the Islamic Republic strongly monitors the slightest possible moves by any country.

Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base is in charge of detecting and destroying any aircraft seeking to launch an aggression against the country, Esmaili pointed out.

The United States and Israel have repeatedly threatened Tehran with the "option" of a military strike, based on the allegation that Iran's nuclear work may consist of a covert military agenda.

Iran says its nuclear program is completely peaceful and within the framework of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, to which it is a signatory.

Iranian officials have warned that the Islamic Republic will give a firm and crushing response to any act of aggression by the US and Israel.