The Cosmic Troops of the Russian Defense Minister intends to replace the old radio-locating stations located abroad, the Commander of Cosmic Troops of the Russian Defense Ministry, Colonel-General Vladimir Popovkin told, Trend reports with reference to UNIAN.
He stressed that the system warning about the missile attack of the Cosmic Troops will receive a present this year the creation of the new radio-locating station Voronezh-M will be completed and its environmental test will be held Leningrad province. The station of this type possesses upgraded characteristics and simultaneously ensures the reduction of the time. By the end of the year, we plan to put the station in the practice, and in 2007 in the battle duty, Popovkin added.
Firstly the old stations in Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus will be replaced. The priority of the strategic directions where they will be developed is south. The creation of such network is to overcome the key problems in the sphere of supporting the peripheral radio-locating area of the system warning about the missile attack, which have emerged after the collapse of USSR, he said.