Moscow may consider using the Gabala radar in Azerbaijan as an element of its missile defense system, Secretary General of the Collective Security Treaty Organization Nikolai Bordyuzha told a news briefing on Thursday, Itar-Tass reported.
"The Gabala radar is used in Russian internets," Bordyuzha said, there is the relevant agreement, "if we need to use this segment in the Russian missile defense system, Moscow will raise the issue of prolonging the agreement."
The Gabala RS, is located in north-western Azerbaijan and was built in the Soviet period as one of the most important elements of the Russian missile defence system. After Azerbaijan gained independence, the RS become the country's property and Russia continued to use the station. A 10-year agreement to lease the station was signed in 2002.