Czech military to purchase 8 radars made in Israel   

The Czech Republic will purchase Israeli-made radars for its military.

Martin Stropnicky, the Czech  defense minister, says 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 to replace obsolete Soviet-made radars, helping to guard the country’s airspace in the altitude from 100 meters to 3,000 meters (330 to 10,000 feet).

The system can also be used for Fire Control and Air Traffic Control.

By:  AP and World Israel News Staff