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IAI to Deliver 17 MMR Radar Systems to Slovakia

Arun Sivasankaran - : Jan 14, 2021 - : 5:01 pm

The Slovak Ministry of Defense will take delivery of 17 MMR radar systems produced by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) subsidiary ELTA Systems. The deal is worth approximately €150 million.

Apart from the delivery of the radars, the agreement also includes the transfer of technology and knowledge from Israel to Slovakia as well as industrial cooperation.

The radar components will be manufactured in collaboration with defense industries in Slovakia, under the professional guidance of IAI and the Defense Ministry. The Israeli radar systems will be interoperable with NATO defense mechanisms. In recent years, similar systems have been incorporated into the command and control systems of additional countries in the NATO alliance.

The MMR Radar detects airborne threats, classifies them, calculates their threat level and provides essential data that enables systems to neutralize multiple threats simultaneously. It is combat proven and has extensive operational experience in Israel and around the world.

“As I told the Slovak Minister of Defense during our discussion, Israel’s defense industry is at the forefront of global technology and development and produces excellent operational and military capabilities,” said Israel Defense Minister Benny Gantz.  “Under my leadership, the defense establishment will continue to promote technology procurement and development agreements, which are part of the security concept of the State of Israel and are particularly important for Israeli resilience at this time due to the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The Slovak government’s choice to equip its forces with Israeli radar systems is another significant step in strengthening defense relations between our countries,” said SIBAT director Brig.-Gen. (res.) Yair Kulas. “The choice is also indicative of the excellent capabilities of Israel’s defense industry, which provides advanced solutions to a vast range of ever-evolving threats.”

“The MMR leverages state-of-the-art technologies to provide a dependable picture of the air and awareness of the  situation at hand,” said IAI VP and CEO of ELTA, Yoav Turgeman. ” Approximately 130 MMRs have been delivered to the Czech Republic, Hungary, and Slovakia, and are already operational in the United States and Canada, in addition to Israel. We are confident this is the best radar system to enable the Slovakian Air Force to confront a wide range of aerial threats and we look forward to further cooperation.”

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