This was stated by Minister of Defence Anatolie Nosatii for Radio Moldova.
The official noted that the country’s current radar systems are old and long overdue for replacement, radiomoldova.md reports.
“Space monitoring systems, radars, are from the European Union. We will use funds from the national budget for purchases this year,” the Minister of Defence said.
Note that the European Union offers the Republic of Moldova 20 million euros for the purchase of radars that are part of a new anti-aircraft defense system. The money comes from a wider package of support provided through the European Peace Facility initiative.
The total amount that Chisinau will benefit from is 40 million euros, a decision approved in April by the Council of Foreign Ministers of the European Community.