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Israel sells radars to the Czech Republic
Israel sells radars to the Czech Republic
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| Alexandre Rocchi

Israel sells radars to the Czech Republic

The Israeli Ministry of Defense announces the sale of radars to the Czech Republic.

On December 5, the Israeli Ministry of Defense announced the formalization of a contract between the International Defense Cooperation Directorate (SIBAT) and the Czech Republic. The contract worth $125 million comprises eight IAI (Israel Aerospace Industries) radars. Czech armed forces will thus benefit from ELTA ELM-2084 Multi-Mission Radars (MMR), known as the “Iron Dome”,  to be part of their Mobile Air Defense Radar (MADR) program. Delivery of the eight radar systems should take place over the period 2021-2023.

The program also includes a substantial contribution from Czech industries, amounting to 30% of the contract value. “Certain security components will be manufactured locally”, adds the Israeli Ministry of Defense.

The Iron Dome air defense system is interoperable with NATO C2, a feature of interest to Prague. “The Israeli radars will replace in the inventory the existing Russian made equipment that is well past its service life” underscores Czech Republic’s Ministry of Defense.

ELTA's ELM-2084 is a mobile S-Band MMR family featuring a 3D Active Electronically Steered Array for Air Defense and Artillery Weapon Location missions. The Fire Control Radar (FCR) functionality enables control via uplink to anti-missile interception systems and surface-to-air missile systems.

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