Qatar getting long-range early warning radar

The U.S. government has agreed to sell a long-range early warning radar to Qatar. The news was announced by U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Dec. 10.

PAVE PAWS Radar, Beale AFB, USA
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Carter said the radar will have a range of 5000 km and will enhance Qatar’s missile defense capabilities, therefore mitigating the threat from Iranian ballistic missiles.

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