Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 17
By Fatih Karimov – Trend:
Iran has purchased three airport surveillance radars from France, Rahmatollah Mahabadi, the Islamic Republic’s deputy roads and urban development minister, said.
One of the purchased radars will be imported into the country in the near future, Mahabadi said, Mehr news agency reported.
Iran signed an agreement with French aerospace company Thales Group in April 2016 to purchase the radars.
The radars will come into service in Tehran’s Mehrabad International Airport, Shiraz airport and Bandar Abbas airport.
According to the latest statistics of Trade Promotion Organization of Iran, the country’s import of radar and radio navigation devices registered a huge increase by 7431 percent in the first half of the current fiscal year (March 20-Sept. 21, 2016), compared to the same period of the preceding year.
Iran bought the mentioned equipment worth $539 million during the first half of the current fiscal year.
Radar and radio navigation devices shared 2.7 percent of the country’s overall imports in terms of value.