First of the three ordered EL/M-2288 AD-STAR air defense radar for the Philippine Air Force (PAF) will be arriving soon.
According MaxDefense source, the first air surveillance radar from Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) will be arriving in the next couple of weeks.
The ELM-2288 is an air defense and air traffic control radar (AD-STAR), which can operate independently and as part of a larger air defense system.
The PAF has acquired the radars as part of a recapitalisation plan, which would also include the procurement of fighter jets, patrol aircraft and heavy-lift helicopters.
The air defense radar system deal with Israel was signed in 2014, to strengthen Philippines surveillance capabilities in the South China Sea, where China is active with its infrastructure development much to the displeasure of its neighbours including the Philippines and Vietnam.