The Philippines will acquire three air search radars from Israel to boost its monitoring activities in the West Philippine Sea, where increasing Chinese military presence has been causing tension.
Israel will also lend the Philippines another radar “for immediate stop-gap solutions,” the source said.
The delivery of the three radars is expected within the next two years. The one to be lent by Israel would be ready in a year.
“The full requirement for national coverage involves nine radars but because of the capability of the three radars, we will only need seven,” the source said. It’s not clear if more deliveries are forthcoming. (The Philippine Star)