The Israeli Ministry of Defense has deployed tactical radars made by RADA Electronic Industries to provide early warning of mortars and short-range rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, the Israeli company announced on 9 September.

RADA, which produces defence electronics and tactical land radars, says that the Multi-Mission Hemispheric Radar (MHR) systems that the Israel Defense Forces (IDFs) southern command has deployed along the border with the Gaza Strip have now reached full operational capacity.

The move comes a year after Israeli communities and IDF staging areas near the Gaza Strip came under heavy sustained mortar fire during Operation ‘Protective Edge’, resulting in deaths and injuries among civilians and soldiers and the evacuation of thousands of local residents from the frontline villages. […]