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Russia Starts Construction of Two New Anti-Missile Radars: Defense Official

Sputnik News

09:49 01.12.2014(updated 10:16 01.12.2014)

In October, Russia announced that an early warning radar station in western Kaliningrad Region would be put on full combat duty in December 2014.

MOSCOW, December 1 (Sputnik) – The construction of two anti-missile radars has begun in the European part of Russia, in the Orenburg Region and the Komi Republic, the commander of the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces said Monday.

'The construction of new-generation radar stations… began in the Orenburg region and in the Komi Republic,' Lt. Gen. Aleksander Golovko told journalists.

In October, Russia announced that an early warning radar station in western Kaliningrad Region would be put on full combat duty in December 2014. The move came after the United States announced in May the opening of a Patriot missile base in northern Poland, some 50 miles from the Kaliningrad Region.

Earlier in the same month, the Russian Defense Ministry said it planned to complete the construction of several new anti-missile radars able to cover the entire territory of Russia within five years.

Sputnik



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