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Denmark eyes Faroes for new GBAD radar

3rd November 2020 - 09:45 GMT | by Thomas Withington in Toulouse

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Ground-based air surveillance from the Faroe Islands could plug a gap in coverage of Russian flights

The Danish government has allocated a budget of DKK1.52 billion ($238 million) for ‘enhanced surveillance and situational awareness in the Arctic and North Atlantic regions’ with potential to purchase a new ground-based air surveillance radar for the Faroe Islands, an MoD spokesperson has told Shephard.

The islands occupy a strategically important position in the North Sea, so the procurement could help ‘strengthen airspace surveillance in the region and improve radar coverage between Iceland and the UK’, the spokesperson added.

There has been no ground-based air surveillance coverage from the Faroes since 2007, when a BAE Systems S-743D Martello L-band

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