Qatar armed forces orders radar systems for surveillance

Published July 28th, 2015 - 04:43 GMT

Qatar's armed forces are to receive low-level radar systems from Italy's Finmeccanica-Selex ES for air surveillance and defense.

The contract, said to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, was inked in the Qatari capital of Doha on Sunday. 

"We are deeply proud of this success", said Mauro Moretti, Finmeccanica's chief executive officer. "The trust that has been placed on us will drive an even stronger commitment from Finmeccanica in this strategic region."

The contract for the company's KRONOS radar features both fixed and mobile radar configurations, and associated networked command-and-control centers.

The exact number of KRONOS systems ordered by Qatar was not disclosed. Neither was a delivery schedule for the equipment and other contract details.

Finmeccanica-Selex ES said the contract was won through an intensive competitive selection process.

By Robert Tomkins 

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