Pakistan to get ''Vera'' Radar System - Czech Republic

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Pakistan to get ''Vera'' Radar System - Czech Republic

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Czech Republic to lend radar system to Pakistan

.c The Associated Press

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (AP) - The Czech Republic has approved a plan to lend Pakistan a radar system reportedly capable of detecting stealth jets, an official said Tuesday.

The Industry and Trade Ministry agreed to lend Pakistan a demo version of the system, known as ``Vera,'' ministry spokesman Ivo Mravinac said. Three other government ministries that must approve licenses for arms deals raised no objections to the loan.

A new license would have to be issued if Pakistan opts to buy Vera after its trial of the system, Mravinac said.

Amnesty International expressed concern about the deal.

``It can't be ruled out that information about the system can leak from Pakistan to other countries, such as China,'' said Karel Dolejsi, an arms expert with the international human rights group's local branch.

So far, the Czech government has approved the sale of the system to the United States and Estonia. Last year, the government canceled a planned sale of the radar to China at the United States' request.

Recently, the Industry and Trade Ministry refused to issue a license to sell Vera to Vietnam, Mravinac said.
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Licence for sale of Vera radar to Pakistan issued by ministry

http://www.ceskenoviny.cz/news/index_view.php?id=149025

PRAGUE- The Industry and Trade Ministry has recently issued a licence for the ERA company, based in Pardubice, east Bohemia, allowing it to export the model version of the Czech-made passive radar system to Pakistan, Ivo Mravinac from the ministry said.

Pakistan will merely lease the system while a new permit will be needed for a possible sale of the radar to this country, he said.

CTK has failed to contact ERA for comment, but the company usually does not comment on Vera's export. It is not clear therefore how long the model radar will remain in Pakistan and what are other conditions of the agreement.

According to leading Czech Arabist Jaroslav Bures, Pakistan is a risky country in which Islamist forces penetrate state bodies, the army and intelligence services. :x :x :x :x :x

"The technology could be handed to various risky groups," he told CTK today.

He said that in his view the alliance between Pakistan and the USA was superficial and the mood in the country was still strongly anti-western.

Vera, produced by the company ERA, is able to detect another radar's presence and determine its type without being detected itself.

It consists of three relatively small devices, placed several dozens of kilometres from each other. It can simultaneously monitor up to 200 aircraft and accurately specify their distance and altitude.

Vera is a sophisticated successor to the well-known radar Tamara.

The Czech Republic has sold Vera to the USA and Estonia, while a number of other countries have shown interest in it, too.

China and Vietnam have been rejected as bidders for the Vera system. A number of other countries, including Malaysia and Egypt, have shown interest in it.

Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, who has recently visited the Czech Republic, said at a meeting with Czech Defence Minister Karel Kuehnl that Australia was interested in being shown Vera.

For the system to be exported abroad the Foreign, Defence and Interior ministries should give their consent, apart from the Industry and Trade Ministry.
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Let this radar come to Pakistan, we need a good 2 - 3 year lease, and by that time, I'm sure our engineers, and scientists would successfully reverse engineer Vera, to Veeru. :D
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basit_s wrote:Let this radar come to Pakistan, we need a good 2 - 3 year lease, and by that time, I'm sure our engineers, and scientists would successfully reverse engineer Vera, to Veeru. :D

lol u bet...atleast now we get to know how many US stealth's cruise by our airspace in a day :P

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Basit i agree with you on that.... :D just let iot come once to Pakistan, "phir dekhna kamal" or as the sayinggoes "shabash sparkle". lol

seriouslly, anyone knows what the technical specs on it are and how good is it etc??

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Australia interested in Vera radar system

PRAGUE- Australia has shown interest in being shown the Czech-made passive radar Vera, Defence Minister Karel Kuehnl (the Freedom Union-DEU) said after meeting Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer, according to the army server www.army.cz.

Australians are also interested in the protection against chemical, biological and nuclear weapons, Kuehnl said, adding that they would like to visit the Liberec chemical warfare battalion, which is part of NATO's rapid response forces.

Vera, produced by the company Era, is able to detect another radar's presence and determine its type without being detected itself.

It consists of three relatively small devices, placed several dozens of kilometres from each other. It can simultaneously monitor up to 200 aircraft and accurately specify their distance and altitude.


Vera is a sophisticated successor to the well-known radar Tamara.

The Czech Republic has sold Vera to the USA and Estonia, while a number of other countries have shown interest in it, too.

The latest client is Pakistan. ERA is waiting for all the required permits. It has received positive statements by the Industry and Trade, Interior and Foreign Ministries, but it is still not clear what will be the position of the Defence Ministry, whose consent is indispensable for the deal.

China and Vietnam have been rejected as bidders for the Vera system. A number of other countries, including Malaysia and Egypt, have shown interest in it.


More about the radar http://www.era.cz/en/pss-vera-e.shtml
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