Czech military to purchase 8 Israeli radars
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Czech military to purchase 8 Israeli radars

$114 million deal for equipment used in Iron Dome; will replace obsolete Soviet-made systems

Illustrative: A ELM 2084 MMR made by ELTA in Israel used as part of the David's Sling missile defense system. (US Department of Defense)
Illustrative: A ELM 2084 MMR made by ELTA in Israel used as part of the David's Sling missile defense system. (US Department of Defense)

PRAGUE — The Czech Republic’s defense minister said Wednesday the country’s military has decided to purchase Israeli-made radars for its military.

Martin Stropnicky said the army will pay 2.9 billion koruna ($114 million) for a total of eight ELM 2084 MMR radars made by the Israeli state-run IAI Elta company. The radars are used in the Israeli Iron Dome rocket defense system.

They will be delivered in 2019-2021 and will replace obsolete Soviet-made radars.

Stropnicky said Wednesday they will help guard the country’s airspace in the altitude from 100 meters to 3,000 meters (330 to 10,000 feet).

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