New Radar for Finnish Air Force

The Finnish Air Force is renewing its surveillance radar system used to monitor national airspace.

Older systems dating from the seventies are been replaced by a precise tracking radar that gives a more accurate picture of craft flying in Finnish airspace. Data procured can be transmitted directly to the country’s Hornet fighters. The Finnish Air Force says the system is better suited for use during a crisis.

The new radar equipment, with a value of 200 million euros, will be operational in the next decade.