Iranian long-range radar system now operational

FARS news agency reports "Ghadir" radar system, capable of detecting aircraft and missiles at 1,100 km, is up and running.

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June 29, 2011 10:18
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Iranian anti-aircraft missile testing.

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Iranian war games continued on Wednesday with an announcement that Iran's "Ghadir" radar system was up and running.

According to a report from the FARS news agency, Ghadir, which can detect aircraft, missiles and satellites at a distance of 1,100 k.m.

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FARS cited an Aerospace Corps commander who commented that Wednesday's announcement marked the first time in history Iran had been able to able to track airborne weaponry at such a distance.

On Tuesday, Former IDF Military Intelligence chief Amos Yadlin stated that "the only existential threat to Israel in the year 2011 and in the years that follow, is Iran," Army Radio reported. Yadlin made the comments at a conference in Tel Aviv.

Yadlin said that if Iran succeeded in obtaining nuclear weapons, additional Middle Eastern countries would subsequently become nuclear-armed.

The former Intel chief warned that a nuclear armed Iran would be much more aggressive than the Islamic Republic currently is today.

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Yadlin said that even the Israeli-Palestinian peace process would be negatively affected if Iran succeeded in obtaining nuclear weapons.

Amos Yadlin was outspoken about the threat that Iran poses to Israel during his five-year tenure as head of Military Intelligence. The 59-year-old veteran air force pilot handed over command of IDF Intel to Aviv Kochavi in November. At his final briefing to the cabinet, Yadlin said that Iran's threat to Israel was not solely the result of its nuclear aspirations.

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