29 June - The Czech Republic has sold one set of the Vera passive radar system to Estonia for roughly CZK 100 million, Defence Minister Karel Kuehnl told CTK yesterday.
Estonia will be the second foreign user of the state-of-the-art installation, which is able to detect enemy radar systems. The first is the USA.
"The contract is already on the way, and the delivery will happen in the near future," Kuehnl said after his meeting yesterday with Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet.
The contract includes training for maintenance of the ...........
........... device. One device is composed of three pieces, Kuehnl said.
The Vera radar, a successor to the well-known Tamara, is produced by Era, a company located in Pardubice, east Bohemia. As a passive radar, Vera does not send out but only receives and processes signals. It is able to detect the presence of a non-allied radar and specify its type without being detected itself. It can monitor up to 200 planes simultaneously and is able to define the target's distance and altitude with great accuracy.