Belgium Goes Dutch for Squire Radars

Belgian Defence Minister Sander Loones signed an agreement with his Dutch counterpart, Ank Bijleveld, on 28 November for the Netherlands to transfer nine Squire battlefield surveillance radars for the Bataljon Jagers te Paard ISTAR battalion in Heverlee, east of Brussels, the two countries' ministries of defence (MoDs) reported on their websites on...

Belgian Defence Minister Sander Loones signed an agreement with his Dutch counterpart, Ank Bijleveld, on 28 November for the Netherlands to transfer nine Squire battlefield surveillance radars for the Bataljon Jagers te Paard ISTAR battalion in Heverlee, east of Brussels, the two countries' ministries of defence (MoDs) reported on their websites on 29 November.

The Netherlands will upgrade the radars to Squire block 2, which can detect and identify unmanned aerial vehicles at a range of 6 km, people on foot at 12 km, and tracked vehicles at 48 km, according to the Belgian MoD.

Belgium's ISTAR Battalion plans to place the radars into service during the first half of 2019, replacing battlefield surveillance radars dating from 1987.

Source: www.janes.com