Pakistan Air Force gets American radar system
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
Islamabad, April 7,IRNA -- Pakistan Air Force (PAF) said Monday it has got the latest generation of American radar system. "Pakistan Air Force has acquired TPS-77 radars from Lockheed Martin, USA. These radars incorporate the state of the art technology and belong to the latest generation," a PAF statement said.
TPS-77 radars are the only radars developed in the world till date which have the unique capability to provide valley coverage and long range detection capabilities.
"With the induction of these systems, Pakistan will have the capability to curb the drug traffickers' unrestricted movement into the borders from its neighboring countries," the statement said.
"The induction ceremony to formally handover the system to Pakistan Air Force was held on April 7, 2008 at one of the Air Force bases in Karachi area."
Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Mahmood Ahmed, Chief of the Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force was the chief guest for the ceremony.
The ceremony was also attended by the Senior Officials from United States government and M/s Lockheed Martin.
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