Details of the acquisition by Morocco of radars and specialized equipment for jamming operations

The US Department of State approved Agreement for the sale of tactical wireless systems to Morocco With a value of 141.1 million dollars, equivalent to 1,400 million dirhams.

According to details published by the magazine “armyrecognition”, specialized in military affairs, “The Kingdom has obtained the MIDS program dedicated to command, control, communications and technological intelligence, which includes high-capacity and anti-jamming digital communications links to exchange tactical information” .

This system operates in all weather conditions, whether between air, land and sea, as it captures data and audio signals.

The MIDS software includes two different families of MIDS-LVT Receiver Synthesizer (Low Volume Terminal) line cards: LVT(1), LVT(2), or LVT. The second type is MIDS-JTRS (Joint Tactical Radio System Stations) MIDS-JTRS is a software-defined radio (SDR) compliant JTRS software communications architecture (SCA).

The MIDS station is based on TDMA (Time Division Multiple Access) data link technology with 128 time slots per second; During each time slot, only one station can transmit, while all other terminals are tuned to the same network to receive.

In order to improve the anti-interference ability, the signals are propagated in 51 frequencies in the frequency range 960-1215MHz; Transmission around the IFF bands (1030 and 1090 MHz) is suppressed. The maximum power of the MIDS station is 200 watts, which allows an operating range of 300 miles; The range can be extended by transmitting information between intermediate stations.

This system can search for conventional and complex radar signals, and then intercept, analyze, and even locate them, and the system has the ability to jam, deceive, and even stop hostile radars from operating.

The Moroccan orders also include various equipment, including secure communications, encoders, navigation equipment, as well as classified and unclassified software, among other equipment.

In the three years between 2017 and 2019, Morocco imported weapons worth one billion dollars. Morocco’s arms supply comes mainly from the United States with 90 percent, followed by France (9.2 percent) and the United Kingdom (0.3 percent).

Morocco’s spending in 2019 represents the highest level in a decade, after being in the range of 36 billion dirhams during the years 2017 and 2018, and 34 to 35 billion dirhams between 2013 and 2016.