C4iSR: Maritime

The Bahamas commissions new radar to improve maritime security

25 April 2019

The Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF) commissioned a new radar on 17 April as part of its new maritime security strategy, which focuses on decentralising the RBDF and acquiring new technologies to improve monitoring and surveillance operations.

The newly commissioned long-range coastal radar was manufactured by Kelvin Hughes and donated by the US government to Nassau, RBDF said in a release. Valued at USD2.1 million, the radar operates in the RBDF base in Matthew Town, Inagua Island, located just north of Cuba and Haiti.

The RBDF said another radar will be installed by the end of the year at an undisclosed location.

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