Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force has unveiled a synthetic aperture radar fitted to the Shahed 129 drone, as well as a new generation of Zolfaqar naval missile which is said to have a range of 700 km. (FNA photo)
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force has unveiled a synthetic aperture radar fitted to the Shahed 129 drone, as well as a new generation of Zolfaqar naval missile which is said to have a range of 700 km. (FNA photo)

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Unveils SAR Radar

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force unveiled a SAR imaging radar mounted on the Shahed 129 drone as well as a new generation of Zolfaqar marine ballistic missile with a range of 700km. The SAR (Synthetic Aperture Radars) imaging radar is mounted on the home-made Shahed 129 drone and is a type of radar which surveys the surface of the earth by means of high-speed and high-frequency radio waves. It uses a type of active data collection where a sensor produces its own energy and then records the amount of that energy reflected back after interacting with the Earth. The two home-made military products were unveiled at a permanent exhibition of strategic achievements of the IRGC Aerospace Force entitled the National Aerospace Park in Tehran on Sunday.

Among the specifications of the SAR radar is the ability to work 24 hours a day in different weather conditions and providing images with high quality and high resolution that can have different military and civilian applications. This missile enjoys the ability to hit the targets at the sea with a range of 700 km. Another equipment which went on display for the first time at the exhibition was a new generation of Zolfaqar marine ballistic missiles called Zolfaqar Basir. Earlier, the range of Iran’s ballistic marine missiles had been declared 300 km with the Persian Gulf and Hormuz missiles but now the range has increased to 700 km by manufacturing Zolfaqar Basir missiles. The IRGC Aerospace Force inaugurated a permanent exhibition of its strategic achievements in Tehran on Sunday.

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The exhibition dubbed as the National Aerospace Park was inaugurated in the presence of Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Hossein Salami, IRGC Aerospace Force Commander Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh and Tehran Mayor Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf. Parts of the US Global Hawk that was shot down over Iranian waters in the Persian Gulf last year have been assembled and gone on display at the exhibition. Different products of the IRGC Aerospace Force in areas of the missile power, air defense, drones and air and space operations have been put on display in the exhibition.

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force has unveiled a synthetic aperture radar fitted to the Shahed 129 drone, as well as a new generation of Zolfaqar naval missile which is said to have a range of 700 km. (FNA photo)
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force has unveiled a synthetic aperture radar fitted to the Shahed 129 drone, as well as a new generation of Zolfaqar naval missile which is said to have a range of 700 km. (FNA photo)
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