Brig. Gen. Farzad Esmaili, commander of the Khatam al-Anbiya Air Defense Base, told Mehr News Agency on Tuesday that the Samavat smart artillery control system is ‘dual-purpose’, meaning it can function as both active and passive.
“When in active mode, the Samavat 35mm detects targets with its smart radar system and broadcasts the targets data to the artillery tubes located at several points. The weapons then automatically lock into the target with radar and provide us with air defense at low altitude,” he explained.
“If the system is about to come under attack, its radar will immediately shut down and the optical system will come into play,” he said.