Air-Launched Weapons

Iran ‘rebuilds’ Russian air surveillance radar

13 August 2019

Iran's air-defence force has unveiled what it says is a refurbished version of the Russian-made Gamma-DE air surveillance radar called the Falagh (Falaq).

The announcement was made during an event that was held in Tehran on 10 August. Brigadier General Alireza Sabahi-Fard, the commander of the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defence Base, the air-defence arm of the regular military, said the Falagh is based on the Gamma surveillance radar that Iran received years ago: an apparent reference to the towed 67N6E Gamma-DE that was seen rotating in the television coverage.

Brig Gen Sabahi-Fard said that a lack of spares and inability of foreign engineers to repair the system due to sanctions prompted his force to "reconstruct" the system, a process that took 2,300 man-hours.

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