TEHRAN, July 23 (Xinhua) -- Iran's navy has equipped its vessels with radar countermeasure systems using metal projectiles to distract anti-ship missiles, Iran's navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Saturday.
The system, called Chaff, has been installed in all of the country's missile-launching warships and destroyers, Sayyari told Tasnim news agency.
The commander did not provide further details about the version of the Chaff.
Chaff is defensive mechanism employed from a military aircraft or warship to avoid radar detection.
Chaff consists of small fibers that reflect radar signals and, when dispensed in large quantities, form a cloud that temporarily hides the aircraft or warship from radar detection.