March 24, 1996 in Nation/World

High-Tech Radar Aids Nato Troops

Associated Press

If Sarajevo is shelled again, American soldiers will know instantly where the shells came from - and NATO-led forces can respond if needed.

U.S. troops brought state-of-the-art radar that can locate weapons right after they fire and determine where the shells are going to land.

The U.S. military headquarters in Tuzla loaned two batteries of these M-36 Fire Finder radars to Sarajevo. Over the next week, a specially trained unit from the Kansas National Guard will be replacing those batteries with their own M-36 radars, which will remain in Sarajevo as long as there are U.S. forces in Bosnia.

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