Apparently, the new Iranian Cheshm Oghab (“Eagle Eye”) radar station will be installed on the Damavand-2 light frigate under construction for the Iranian Navy in the Caspian Sea (it is being built to replace the Damavand frigate, which in early 2018 in a storm sat on stones near the breakwater in Bender-Anzeli and then it was broken by waves). The model of this radar with AFAR, in my opinion, was first demonstrated at an exhibition of advanced developments for the Iranian Navy in December 2018.
A non-rotating 3D gun guidance system, which is designed to detect and intercept more than 100 surface and air targets and transmit their information to missile and artillery systems installed on ships. The Eagle Eye system is in the experimental stage. And it will reach mass production in the near future.
Eagle eye radar replica
The term “fire guidance” refers to the fire control radar, which is responsible for detecting and intercepting targets and, of course, directing weapon systems towards targets. The meaning of the non-rotating discussion is that on each side of this radar, there is a plate containing radar elements that are fixed and in total complete the complete coverage around the vessel. Of course, this is not the first phased array radar installed on Nedaja vessels, but Asr radar was the first phased array radar installed on the S-band, which was installed on some navy vessels. This radar has a range of about 200 km against a target with a radar cross section of 4 square meters.
As mentioned, the target radar range is about 200 km and its detection height is about 30 km. This radar has 1000 elements in each facet and each facet is able to intercept 3 targets at the same time. This means that the Eagle Eye radar can track 12 targets simultaneously. The total number of elements in “Eagle Eye” is 4,000 elements, and each of these elements plays an important and effective role in discovering and identifying the target.
Eagle Eye has the ability to update the status of targets in less than 1 second per turn, and has the ability to send random pulses, change frequency quickly, and analyze disruptive signals, which are part of the discussion of electronic countermeasures or ECCM . Takes. Compared to older models, this radar requires less maintenance and the cross-sectional area of the radar body and its structure is much smaller than the previous models due to its structure and design. This radar can detect and track many different targets such as ships, planes, helicopters, drones and cruise missiles.
The replica shape and design of this Iranian radar is also similar to one of the successful and famous projects in the world, the APAR project from Thales, which is a multinational company based in France. Such radars are reliable and encouraging.
been installed on three classes of European defense ships so far, and all three classes of ships in question are ships with a specialized mission of air defense, including the Iver Huitfeldt -class defense ships from Denmark, the De Zeven Provinciën class from the Netherlands, and the Sachsen is from Germany. In the following, the images of these vessels and the desired radar are shown on each of them.
the Iranian Eagle Eye radar is higher than the famous European model, and this is due to the importance of target detection and fire control for naval vessels, which must actually engage with air targets as well as with Surface floats are an important and big advantage. At the same time, the rapid growth of the use of phased array radars in the defense systems, fighters and now the vessels of the armed forces of our country shows that one of the most important and strategic radar technologies in the world has become indigenous and widespread in the country and soon, The eyes of many eagles will appear in the sky, on the ground, and in the sea, facing any type of aggressor or extraterritorial force.
Among the new developments of domestic specialists are a three-dimensional non-rotating fire control system called “Eagle Eye”, an optimized fire control system “Samen-2”, a system of false targets “Azhdar” and an unmanned aerial vehicle for the Navy “Pelikan”.
Three-dimensional non-rotating fire control system “Eagle Eye” is designed to simultaneously track and intercept more than a hundred surface and air targets, and integrate relevant information for anti-aircraft missiles and artillery installations on warships.
The Samen-2 optimized fire control system, installed on warships, is capable of detecting surface targets at a great distance and pointing the fire systems available at them.
The Ajdar system is designed to simulate the launch of the latest Iranian-made torpedoes.
Finally, the Pelican UAV can be launched from large warships in order to detect and recognize maritime targets in a large radius of action. The information obtained from such drones helped Iranian fleets to control the situation in remote areas, including in the Gulf of Aden