Local April 9, 2019 | 8:42 am

Govt. waste: radar cost US$44M rots in airbase

Santo Domingo.- during seven years, radar equipment acquired to complement the Super Tucano aircraft to fight drug trafficking continue to deteriorate at San Isidro Airbase.

The purchase of medium-range mode 2106 ATAR equipment was part of the Armed Forces Air Radar System, declared a National Security issue by executive order.

The recent violation of the airspace by two aircraft in the eastern region reveals the need for the equipment, which bought for US$57 million.

The radar detects suspicious aircraft and allows the pursuit and interception by the Super Tucanos.

In 2009 Dominican authorities paid an Israeli company US$44 million for the equipment, but since 2012 no funds have been allocated for the project.

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