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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Kuwait: Ground-based radar procurement plansin-depth

The Kuwaiti Ministry of Defense (MOD) commissioned at least three clearly-defined radar procurement programs in addition to other tentative air defense upgrades in the past two to three years.

The realization that Kuwaiti airspace is penetrable by low-observable munitions, as shown by the 2019 Abqaiq and Khurais attacks when drones and cruise missiles overflew Kuwait, forced the country to search for stop-gap solutions in sensing and interception.

Kuwait’s radar hunger has attracted widespread international competition. Traditional European and American companies have made offers, with Lockheed Martin already securing a contract for ground-based radars. However, market-disruptive players from Turkiye and East Asia have also entered the competition, challenging the status quo.

Our 1,374-word special report provides an overview and breakdown of Kuwait’s ongoing radar procurement programs. The report mentions the competitive landscape, technical requirements, and other details related to the Kuwaiti acquisitions.

The report is structured as follows:

-Delays due to political crisis

-Long-range radars

-Site protection radars

-Border surveillance radar

-Other air defense plans

-Dynamic threatscape 


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