WARSAW — The Czech Ministry of Defense has unveiled plans to acquire 3-D mobile radars from Israel's Elta Systems. The country's government aims to spend about 5.9 billion krona (US $240 million) on the planned acquisition.
Delivery of the radars is expected to begin in 2017. Logistics support will be provided to the Czech Armed Forces until 2040.
Last year, Czech, Slovak and Hungarian defense companies announced a project to jointly supply new 3-D radars to their armies with the aim of replacing Soviet-built P-37 radars. The goal would be to enhance the interoperability of the three armed forces, and to ensure the radars are impenetrable to Russian military. However, Prague eventually decided to acquire new radars on its own.
Elta Systems is a subsidiary of Israel Aerospace Industries.
Jaroslaw Adamowski is the Poland correspondent for Defense News.