Russia Prepares to Activate New Missile-Defense Radar

Global Security Newswire
August 7, 2009

Russia yesterday said it plans to begin operating a new missile-defense radar station this fall, RIA Novosti reported…

The radar at Armavir in southern Russia would be capable of detecting incoming missiles at distances of up to 2,500 miles. It would serve to spot attacks coming from the south and southeast in lieu of outdated radars in Ukraine.

The station is undergoing tests. It “will be put into operation … in October-November this year,” said Gen. Nikolai Abroskin, director of Russia’s Federal Agency for Special Construction.