A ceremony in Chruściel, Poland, on 7 October marked the entry into operation of three advanced radars that will significantly boost NATO air defence capabilities.
NCI Agency General Manager Koen Gijsbers, senior representatives of the contractor Finmeccanica - Selex ES, the Director of the Polish Ministry of Defence NATO Security Investment Programme (NSIP) Management Office Boguslaw Wijatyk and the Chief of Radar Division - General Command of the Polish Armed Forces – GEN Krzysztof Żabicki, together with other senior MoD representatives took part in the ceremony.
The advanced radars are able to provide three dimensional detection of a variety of targets. They are therefore a tangible contribution to the NATO Integrated Air and Missile Defence System (NATINAMDS).
The radars in Chruściel, Suwałki and Zamość were funded by the NATO Security Investment Programme (NSIP) together with similar installations in Hungary and the Czech Republic. The project was launched in 1999.