Iran unveils ‘overhauled’ air defence system

SpaceDaily.com reports: “Iran unveiled a new air defence system on Saturday it says is capable of detecting missiles and drones at a range of 400 kilometres (250 miles), ISNA news agency reported.

The ‘Falagh’ is a locally overhauled version of the imported ‘Gamma’ surveillance radar, the semi-official news agency said, in an apparent reference to a Russian-made system of that name.

It had been inoperable due to ‘sanctions, lack of spare parts and the inability of foreign engineers to carry out repairs’, it added.

The unveiling comes at a time of rising tensions with the United States, which have escalated ever since US President Donald Trump withdrew from a 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed sanctions…”

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