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Baghdad / Obelisk: The spokesman for the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Yahya Rasoul, revealed, on Sunday, December 19, 2021, that the Ministry of Defense had contracted to purchase a military radar system from France.
Rasoul said in a televised statement, which was followed by the obelisk: We paid sums to buy French radars, and there was no American objection to the deal.
He pointed to the development of the Iraqi air force system in the development of a new fleet of aircraft, and there is interest in the matter from the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces.
The Commander of the Air Defense Maan al-Saadi had said earlier that Iraq is negotiating to buy missile/artillery air defense battalions with a space communication system and is seeking to bring it from France and other countries, indicating that there is an effort to complete the networked Iraqi air defense system.
He added that the anti-aircraft, missile system (long, medium, short, thermal personnel missiles, guided and unguided artillery) to secure coverage of Iraq’s airspace, explaining that “the radar deal is Ground Master 400, which are French-made (long-range) radars with a value of approximately 100 million euros.
The Ground Master 400 radar is an advanced, multifunctional, long-range digital radar with a range of 470 km. The radar works with AESA technology and solid-state transmitters SSA in building the antenna and building architecture with kalium nitride Gan materials that were used in the construction of transmitting systems. This architecture allows to increase the power of Radar and anti-jamming are 30% higher than normal AESA radars, and this technology is considered an advanced technology in recent use.
The radar works at the Band-S frequency of the frequencies that are characterized by high accuracy in measuring the coordinates of the target, as the accuracy of the measurement of the range exceeds 200 meters with a measurement capacity of D3 and it has the ability to operate for 3500 hours continuously without the need for maintenance operations.