New 3-D radars to be supplied to Czech, Slovak and Hungarian armies

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Thursday, September 11, 2014 01:48 PM
 
New 3-D radars to be supplied to Czech, Slovak and Hungarian armies
According to Defense News, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian defense companies have unveiled a project to jointly supply new 3-D radars to their armies with the aim of replacing Soviet-built P-37 radars. The project is designed to enhance the interoperability of the three armed forces, and ensure the new radars are impenetrable to Russian military.
     
According to Defense News, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian defense companies have unveiled a project to jointly supply new 3-D radars to their armies with the aim of replacing Soviet-built P-37 radars. The project is designed to enhance the interoperability of the three armed forces, and ensure the new radars are impenetrable to Russian military.
Surveillance radar P-37 on a ramp at a combat position of the 5th Radiotechnical Company at Trebotovice
     

Under the plan, the Czech Army is to acquire five new radars, Slovakia’s military will obtain four units and the Hungarian armed forces two radars, reported Czech business daily E15. The new radar will cost up to 325 million krona (US $15 million).

Andrej Cirtek, a spokesperson for Czech truck maker Tatra, which is cooperating with other companies on the effort, said the project could be a major incentive for increased defense industry cooperation in Central Europe.

The Polish Ministry of Defense was also invited to participate in the procurement, but will most likely not take part in the radar program.

By the end of September, the Czech ministry is expected to decide whether it will acquire the radars together with its Slovak and Hungarian counterparts, or hold a separate contest.

According to the information obtained by the Czech paper, Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems have expressed interest in supplying new radars to the Czech Republic.

 

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