KABUL: The Taliban has said that three radar systems will be installed across Afghanistan to control the airspace and track civil and military planes.
In a statement on Tuesday, Imamuddin Ahmadi, a spokesman of the Ministry of Transport and Civil Aviation, said that a total of 12 radar systems valued at 112 million euros were bought from France, of which three have been dispatched to Kabul and the remaining nine will arrive in the future.
Ahmadi added that the three radar systems will be installed in Kabul, Herat and Mazar-e-Sharif.
“The installation is ongoing, and the systems, equipped with the latest modern technology, might start operating within one and a half months,” he said, quoted by Tolo News.
Meanwhile, a number of economic analysts said the modern radar systems will increase the international airlines’ trust in Afghanistan which will result in an increase in air traffic and thus a spike in the country’s income.