Morocco acquires Ukranian Bukovel-AD drone detection system

Morocco acquires Ukranian Bukovel-AD drone detection system

The Royal Moroccan Armed Forces (FAR) have acquired a counter-drone system named Bukovel-AD, designed by the Ukranian company Proximus LLC, reports Morocco World News.

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The highly-effective system is known worldwide for its ability to early detect unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), known as drones. The system also blocks data and GPS/GLONASS control channels.

The anti-drone system has a capacity of detection of up to 10-15 kilometers.

“Bukovel AD effective range reaches 10-15 kilometers which makes it ideal for military or civil infrastructure facilities protection in combat environment,” according to Proximus website.

The new acquisition is part of Morocco’s plan to modernize its military equipment.

Morocco established a five-year plan in 2017 to reach “regional supremacy” through modernizing the military equipment of its army, airforce, and navy.

So far, Morocco has devoted USD 20 billion to the strategic objective. Morocco’s annual defense budget is USD 3.5 billion currently and will reach USD 4 billion in 2022.

Morocco’s primary arms suppliers include the US with a 53% share, followed by France with 44%, and Italy with 1.4%.

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