As part of National Defense
Strategy, the Air Forces will improve national airspace defense
and surveillance infrastructure. That is why, since 2002 the Air
Forces have developed a two-stage acquisition program of medium
and low surveillance radars GAP FILLER in cooperation with Lockheed
Martin Company and direct participation of UTI Systems, as project
local integrator. There are also other Romanian companies participating
in the project.
The first stage of this program was completed in December 2004
and referred to developing and delivering two prototype radar
systems, as well as transfering necessary technology for the second
stage. This second stage includes 21 radars made in Romania. The
first radar are already in service with radar units in Hocesti
and Ianca. The second stage of the program will start in the second
term of 2005 and completed in 2008.