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Estonia accepts air defence radar

26th March 2013 - 20:16 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Muhu Island

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The Estonian Air Force has accepted into service its first ThalesRaytheonSystems (TRS) Ground Master 403 long-range air defence radar.

The radar, inaugurated on 26 March, is the first of two systems on contract with Estonia, with the second expected to be delivered in late 2014. The contract was part of a joint order with the Finnish Air Force, which ordered 12 of the same type. 

The first GM403 is based at the Muhu radar site, Muhu Island, in the Baltic Sea, although the system also has the option to be deployed, and can do so in a truck-mounted configuration in

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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