TEHRAN (FNA)- Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli announced on Wednesday that Iran has developed a system, called ‘Yavar Project’, which is capable of diverting and destroying anti-radar missiles.
“The Yavar Project is a fully indigenized system whose scientific, research and technical stages have been completed by the young experts at Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base,” Esmayeeli said on Wednesday.
Noting that Yavar Project was built in two stages, he said, “In the first stage its main and regional radar was designed, and in the second step, the its missile system was designed and put into operation.”
Esmayeeli explained that using Yavar Project’s capabilities, the Iranian Armed Forces can divert anti-radar missiles – which use the signals emitted from the radar to target that radar system – from their trajectory in a way that it will hit a target desired by the Iranian forces.
“Using this missile diversion and redirecting system, we will be able to avoid incidents like the Soubashi Radar Site”, a catastrophic event during the 1980s Iraqi-imposed war in which all the Iranian radar crew were killed.
In September, 2011, senior Iranian military officials announced that the country was designing a new radar system which is able to counter incoming cruise missiles.Brigadier General Behrooz Jahedi of Iran’s Khatam ol-Anbia Air Base said the low-flying and long range aircraft as well as cruise missiles can be identified and targeted by the radar system.
The new radar system with a range of 3,000 km can cover areas beyond the region, Jahedi said.
Iran has also designed a GPS jammer that can redirect cruise missiles, he added.
Also, another senior Iranian air defense commander announced on Saturday that the country plans to equip its air defense units with a state-of-the-art electronic warfare technology to be used for detouring enemies’ guided missiles.
Speaking to FNA, Lieutenant Commander of Khatam ol-Anbia Air Defense Base for Electronic Warfare Colonel Moharram Qolizadeh pointed to the key role of electronic jamming systems in winning electronic warfare, and said Iran is seeking to go one more step to deceive and detour the incoming guided missiles.
“When a guided missile is launched by the enemy, it is not possible to destroy it through jamming systems, but it is only possible to redirect it in a way that the missile loses its precision targeting capability,” Qolizadeh added.
“We have a project at hand that is in fact a stage ahead of jamming to ‘deceive’ the incoming missiles,” the commander announced, and stated, “At this stage, we disrupt transmission of data to the data processing unit of incoming missiles and reprogram it with our own information and redirect the missile towards our desirable point.”
He further said that the highly advanced technology will be used in the country’s air defense systems in the near future.
In August, 2010, former Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmadi Vahidi said that Tehran was capable of producing different kinds of electronic warfare systems to fight back enemies’ possible electronic war against Iran.
“The communication tools and equipment produced by the Iranian experts have helped us establish fully desirable land, air, sea and defensive communications at tactical and non-tactical levels for the Armed Forces,” he said at the time.
Vahidi described security, resistance, smartness, modernity, low volume and weight as well as high efficiency as the special features of Iran’s electronic products.
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