New IDF Radar For Mortars Add 7-8 Seconds Warning for Civilians to Seek Cover

 

Newly improved radar alert system for mortars to be operational by the middle of October, IDF reports.

By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA

 

A new radar system to detect mortars was successfully tested recently, and will improve the alert warning time for incoming projectiles by 7-8 seconds, the IDF announced on Sunday.

IDF Southern Command and security firms have already stationed the systems, which will probably start operating by the middle of next month.

During last summer’s Operation Protective Edge, the very short time period that the warning system gave people to seek cover resulted in the death of dozens of soldiers and civilians.

Apart from the improved mortar alert system, Israel is advancing an “obstacle program” around Gaza, part of which is a sophisticated fence surrounding the territory.

 

View original The Jerusalem Post publication at:
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Improved-radar-system-for-mortars-increases-warning-time-by-7-8-seconds-IDF-says-415411

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