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Malaysia to install new coastal radars

6th January 2016 - 11:30 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Hong Kong


Malaysia will receive new coastal radars later this year for installation in the troubled eastern Sabah region of the Southeast Asian nation.

A contract with Airbus Defence & Space for five Spexer 2000 Coastal radars with an unspecified value was announced on 17 December 2015. Interestingly, the new radars are funded by petrochemical firm Petronas rather than by the defence budget.

These new systems will contribute to Malaysia’s integrated maritime surveillance system (IMSS) along the eastern Sabah coast. Completed in August 2012, the IMSS consists of eight coastal surveillance stations, a joint regional command centre and a data interface to

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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