Satellite imagery obtained by IHS Jane’s shows that Iran has two more long-range, early-warning radar sites in addition to the one that was unveiled earlier this year.
The previously known site near Garmsar in Semnan province was publicly unveiled during a ceremony held on 2 June, when the Iranian media released photographs and video footage showing a facility with four horizontal arrays arranged in a square around a vertical array and support buildings.
Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili, the commander of Iran’s air defence forces, stated that the Ghadir radar could perform well against electronic warfare systems and would be difficult to destroy using anti-radar missiles. “The radar system uses a system that resonates the frequency and can trace targets more than 1,000 km in distance,” he said. […]