US experts finish study of local conditions for proposed radar base


Five American military experts completed a preliminary survey of the Brdy military area, south west of Prague on Friday. They were studying conditions for the possible building of a radar base in the area as part of a US missile defence system. The factors they considered included whether the radar could limit the transmissions of nearby facilities, such as television and radio. The experts will assess the data collected in Brdy in the weeks ahead. The Czech government officially started negotiations with the United States on the stationing of a US radar base in March when it replied to a request by the Americans in January to locate the base on Czech territory. Negotiations are expected to last until the end of the year.