The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Artillery Corps is upgrading its radar systems and acquiring a new radar as part of a programme to provide an integrated, networked aerial picture that tracks all incoming enemy artillery fire.
Major Ran Kotek, head of the Rocket and Radar Department in the Artillery Corps, told Jane’s that the programme also includes providing the Artillery Corps with the ability to track all ‘blue on red’ (i.e. friendly on enemy) fire as well.
Maj Kotek said the IDF is currently in the process of acquiring a new, large-sector radar, although he could not provide many details at this stage.
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