Assets will boost Angolan maritime security.
Finmeccanica To Supply Angola With Maritime Surveillance Equipment, Craft
By Oscar Nkala
The Angolan government has signed an agreement to acquire two fast-attack naval craft and several coastal radar and repeater station systems worth €122 million from two subsidiaries of Italy’s Finmeccanica.
The assets will equip a new maritime surveillance network designed to secure Angola’s territorial waters. According to the excerpts of a decree issued by President Eduardo dos Santos in late December and published this week by Portuguese news agency Lusa, the main contract covers the acquisition of several coastal radar and repeater communication systems from Finmeccanica subsidiary Selex.
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