Radars from Israel to boost Phl sea watch
5 February 2014
By Alexis Romero
Security officials signed last week an implementation arrangement that would pave the way for the purchase of the radars from Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd.-Elta for P2.6 billion.
Israel will also lend the Philippines another radar “for immediate stop-gap solutions,” the source said.
The delivery of the three radars is expected within the next two years. The one to be lent by Israel would be ready in a year.
“The full requirement for national coverage involves nine radars but because of the capability of the three radars, we will only need seven,” the source said. It’s not clear if more deliveries are forthcoming.