Radar systems developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will soon be shipped to Slovakia following a new military defense deal; Turgeman: 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.
In a new military defense deal between Israel and Slovakia, a reported 17 radar systems developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) will soon be making their way to Slovakia. The Slovak government approved the deal after its Defense Ministry recommended that they acquire the Israeli-made system(s). The agreement is being facilitated by the International Defense Cooperation Directorate (SIBAT), which is under the Israel Ministry of Defense.
In the reported €150 million deal, Israel will be providing the Slovakian military with the radar systems as well as intelligence sharing. And as an added bonus, the radar systems are compatible with NATO defense systems. Furthermore, the particular system in view, the MMR Radar, is unequivocally tried and true.
Vice President of IAI and CEO of ELTA (a subsidiary of IAI), Yoav Turgeman, gave high praise for both the product and the deal stating, “We are honored to be the Slovakian government’s choice and to incorporate IAI’s MMR Radar into their air defense solution, and we thank the Israel Ministry of Defense for the cooperation. The MMR leverages state-of-the-art technologies to provide a dependable picture of the air and awareness of the situation at hand.”
He added, “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.”