Ecuador: $112 Million to be used for radar purchases for border surveillance

Posted on July 28, 2014 • Filed under: Border Issues, Ecuador, Police/Military Activity reported Quito, Jul 28 (Andes).- The Ecuadorian Minister of Security, Fernando Cordero, announced this past Sunday the investment of USD $112 million destined to the purchase of radars for border surveillance. “The purchase of radars for USD $112 million has been authorized. In a few months, we will have a whole radar-system in Ecuador”, claimed the chancellor. In that regard, Cordero pointed out that it is a priority to “improve all technological systems of the Army”. According to official data, radars will be bought from Italy, Spain and France.This announcement was made just after the country got 36 million dollars back, product of unsuccessful negotiations with China for acquiring Asian-tech radars, a value that was calculated among 60 million dollars. On this issue, he reported that Ecuador has estimated an investment of USD $1558 million until 2017, with the objective of boosting the military- equipment implementation programs. Read Article


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