Kenya modernizes its Air-Defense system to counter Missile and intercept long range targets
Kenya modernizes its Air-Defense system to counter Missile and intercept long range targets.
Kenyan Media reports indicate that the countries airforce among the most equipped in Africa.
With an estimated cost of more than US$23 M having been thought to have been spent on the air defense some years back and additional one being made on a daily basis, Kenya is with no doubt among the military forces to reckon in Africa.
Kenya latest military defense on air has been able to crash Alshabaab using its, fixed wing crafts, rotary aircraft and cruise missiles and well updated aerial systems.
Some will utterly shock you, for example, the ultra modern Radar which is thought to be on acquisition list is biaxial and has semi-trailers weighing more than 15 tons, which means it can only be transported through a tractor of a wheel span M818.
It is automated its service is done through a Fri control combat crew in the 2 operators. It’s capable of finding 90 to 125 targets and can control flight induced missiles. It can identify a target 35-50KM away and can make 170KM target.
It has fixed array and computers that control the operation. Kenya is also modernization it air defense to cover small areas of impact of tactical ballistic missiles.
In the process of this up to date modernization it has not only touched the software, but has also improved warhead missile.
Kenya also has high capacity Hughes MD 500 crafts, top range F-5 jets, Tuccano planes, Aerospatiale SA330 Puma,
Modernization of missiles defense systems have also got new radio controlled fuses, with excellent redesigning of the interior of the radar AN/MPQ-53 program to improve capabilities to make an interception of the MAF.
These are other modern air defense systems and machinery that Kenya could have acquired lately to boost its defense, which many think is very much ok.