Monday, June 2, 2014

IRGC publicly unveils Ghadir phased array 3D radar

IRGC today publicly unveiled the Ghadir phased array 3-dimensional radar, with claimed detection capabilities of up to 300 km in altitude and 1,100 km in distance. It was further disclosed that the radar type had been tested during the Payambar-e Azam 6 ("Great Messenger 6") wargames in 2011.

Aerial mast topped by what appears to be a rotatable horizontal jib

Antennae detail of Ghadir phased array 3-dimensional radar. Radar type has been built and deployed by the research center of the IRGC-ASF Self-Sufficiency Unit.

Operator consoles for Ghadir phased array 3-dimensional radar

Console display for Ghadir phased array 3-dimensional radar

Video (Persian):

Photos: Sina Shiri at Fars News Agency


Anonymous said...

this is a monumental imaginary achievement !!!!

better than anything that either army possessed during the US Civil War!

Anonymous said...

This is more advanced than the Russian/Ukrainian Kolchuga active/passive long range radar and is now integrated into the national air-defence grid. By any standards this is a remarkable development from a country that in 1980 had blind spots even on the western borders allowing the Iraqis to reach Mehrabad without detection. The old US semi-active radars integrated with HAWK batteries with very limited point defence capability were quite useless and the old Westinghouse AWG-9 pulse-Doppler on the F-14A Persian Cats was the only modern BVR system and they were used as AWACS. The eastern frontiers were totally blind allowing the US to land C-130 and helicopters at Tabas undetected. Today, any intruding aircraft (as several downings of state of the art US drones has shown) will be detected long before they encroach on Iranian airspace and will be shot-down. Iran has developed a very dense and capable air defence fibre optic integrated system.

Anonymous said...

I remember in 1995 Iran had already started implementing the fiber optic integrate system. In the IEEE conference held in Iran they were mentioning it in one of the Q & A sessions with the military and one of my profs. I didn't know the significance then but now it is clear. Indeed they were very patient and resilient in building the C4 environment. Well done.

Anonymous said...

I really think people commenting on this blog should stop comparing iran's capabilities to that of the u.s.

Everyone, including the ironi leadership knows that it's not even close. And honestly, its pointless. The u.s. will not attack Iran, as it did to Iraq, partially due to lack of appetite and economic burden that comes with a full fledged war.

Iran's capabilities are designed for regional needs. And yes, Iran's military equipment is not state of the art, but they should be sufficient to deal with regional threats. Iran probably has one of the most robust and indigenous defence programs in the world.

Today Iran is constantly upgrading and fine tuning their equipment, and evolving their strategies to withstand an attack of a greater and more modern force (which is partially taken from the famous Art of War by Sun Tzu)

Iran's troops are battled hardened, and have had first hand experience in all kinds of warfare, including conventional (iran-iraq war), asymmetrical (lebanon-Israel 2006 war), counter-insurgency/urban warfare (Mehdi Army-Iraq post Saddam) and mixed conventional/asymmetrical warfare (Syria) . No other regional country that poses a threat to Iran has had this much this first hand experience.

So in conclusion:

1) Stop hating on Iran's technological achievements
2) Stop comparing Iran's military to the U.S
3) Give credit where it's due

The end.

Anonymous said...

@Anon 7:04 I don't think this radar and Kolchuga are in the same Class are they? What is available in this class of 3D radars?

Anonymous said...

good comment. iran is nowhere close to a really advanced military power and iran's technology really doesn't come close to one....but it is indeed suitable for the area, and Iran can defend its airspace against attack from the nations of the region without the exception of Israel, Pakistan, India, Turkey and possibly the Saudis (should they hire capable pilots).

Anonymous said...

Go research air to air combat between saudi and Iranian pilots. The Saudis massacred Iran in the 1980s

Anonymous said...

Anon 6:56,

and you go research what really happened before making a fool of yourself posting such erroneous assertions. What we have in the real world : at most a couple documented air-to-air engagement over the Persian Gulf, with 2 Iranian F4s getting downed by then state-of-the-art F-15s with full AWACS and GCI support from US-operated assets both in the air and on the ground. Truly a representative feat of arms on the part of the Saudis here. You should definitely revise your notion of a "slaughter". The only slaughter I saw during the 80s was the one suffered by the Iraqi air Force at the hands of the IRIAF so long as the latter had enough spares to keep its fighters flying, with more than 70 confirmed kills by counting only Iran's fleet of F-14s.

Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Kitchen foil would do a far better job.

Piruz Mollazadeh said...

The Taliban shot down a few U.S aircrafts in 2001. I wonder what kind of conclusion I would draw from such incidents if I was a pro-Taliban faggot! :)

Anonymous said...

so you're not pro-Taliban?

so where did you get the idea that the Taliban shot down a few US aircraft in 2001?

by "a few" do you mean maybe as many as one ...... and by " aircraft" do you mean helicopter?

Anonymous said...

It is very much like Russian Duga-3 in 1980's.

B.M.A said...

ONE among the fruits of the revolution !-what an achievement !!,-May the Almighty bless our brothers and sisters in the defense industries !,

Anonymous said...

Wow that was constructive. You busted their treachery for sure there.

Anonymous said...

Well, by his standards you would probably conclude that the Taliban "massacred" the USAF and the USN in the 2000s by doing some research, I guess...