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Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has launched a prototype of a portable radar simulator system which will be used for training purposes. (File pix)

KOTA BELUD: Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has launched a prototype of a portable radar simulator system which will be used for training purposes.

Its chief, General Tan Sri Affendi Buang said the system was jointly developed by RMAF, the Science and Technology Research Institute for Defence (STRIDE), and Iktamatic Systems Sdn Bhd.

He added that the system was the first to be designed and developed by local engineers.

"The system has also passed the assessment conducted by the Electronic Warfare Support Centre (EWSC), RMAF and STRIDE.

"This asset can be placed at all locations and on any surface of the earth for the purpose of training, especially for the training of fighter planes,” he said after the airforce’s shooting demonstration at Paradise Camp here.

Affendi added that the system, in development since 2015, costs about RM6 million.

"However, we will still fine-tune the prototype from time to time to ensure it is the best simulator."

Meanwhile, he said that 30 assets and about 500 personnel were involved in the demonstration exercises that has been ongoing since November 14.

Translated from Berita Harian

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