ELTA ELM-2084 radar stationsWith Active Electron Scanning Technology (AESA), Used in the Israeli air defense system Iron Dome.
As the paper notes, the radars have also been used by the Czech and Slovak armies, as well as Canada, Singapore, Finland, Vietnam and India. They provide “a three-dimensional image of the air situation in real time even in difficult conditions, in the event of active and passive electronic jamming by the enemy,” the journal wrote.
The contract for 11 radars was signed in December 2020 by General Ferenc Corum, then Commander-in-Chief of the Hungarian Defense Forces, and Stefan Ohrli, CEO of Rheinmetall Canada; The Canadian branch of the German defense concern deals with the integration of radar systems. The new equipment will replace the old Soviet P-37, PRW-17 and ST-68U radars.
Hungarian Defense Minister Christophe Szalai Bobrovinsky, who met last week with Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, announced that Hungarian-made components will also be included in the radar system from 2025. As the Hungarian politician emphasized, both countries have many years of excellent defense relations, and the forces are used Hungarian armed, among other things, Spike anti-tank guided missiles, manufactured by the Israeli company Rafael.
The Hungarian government began the process of building an effective armed forces as early as 2017 as part of a reform planned for many years. The Hungarian Minister of Defense, citing “Magyar Nemzyt”, said that thanks to the orders and the development of the defense industry, they are not only to protect Hungary and the Hungarian nation, but also to fulfill their international obligations at a high level.
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