|A radar system. Source: defenceWeb|
In the news:
KINGSTON, Jamaica — Jamaica and the Republic of South Africa are to sign a Commercial Agreement which will see businesses in both countries collaborating on nutraceuticals, research and development.
This was stated by Charge D’Affaires at the South African High Commission Phillip Riley, while addressing a National Commission on Science and Technology (NCST) Symposium held on November 30 at the Jamaica Conference Centre in Kingston.
The agreement will be signed in few days during a visit to South Africa by Minister of Science, Energy and Technology Dr Andrew Wheatley and Director General at NCST, Professor Errol Morrison.Source: Jamaica Observer
That's all good, but why stop there? How about also partnering on national security and defence? Dr Wheatley you need to nudge the Security Minister Robert Montague, and remind him of this comment:
The Minister informed that the Administration is also looking at establishing an islandwide radar network “to cover every square inch of our coastline and much of the marine space”.
We should engage the South Africans in regards to purchasing some surplus radar equipment. It's in the news that they plan on replacing some systems with newer ones. The security minister is making the most of used cars for the police, so how about some used radar equipment for the army as well? If the South Africans are willing, let's cut a deal.
From the article "SA needs more radars for border safeguarding"
In Crous’s view, the SAAF would require 50 primary, static and medium radars to monitor and safeguard the borders. “The amount of sensors required is substantially more than what the air force currently has. It will require a very different set of resources.”
Some good news is in the form of Project Chutney, which aims to replace some mobile and fixed air defence radars operated by the South Africa Air Force. Additional funding has been allocated for this in the 2018/19 financial year.Source: defenceWeb