Russia to upgrade radar stations in Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan
Within the framework of military-technical cooperation with countries of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Russia will upgrade radar stations in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as will supply spare parts and equipment for air defence hardware of CIS states, according to materials of a session of the coordinating committee on air defence at the CIS Council of Defence Ministers, Itar-Tass reported.
The radar station P-18 will be partially updated in Kyrgyzstan, and a similar radar station will be updated in Tajikistan. The Almaz-Antei air defence concern has received applications from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, and considers supplies of spare parts and equipment for air defence hardware in these countries. Belarus has also applied for repairs of components to the air defence missile weapon system C-300 by Russian specialists.
In line with plans of joint combat training within the framework of the joint CIS Air Defence System, a command-and-staff exercise, as well as two bilateral command-and-staff drills of air defence of Russia and Uzbekistan and Russia and Ukraine are scheduled for October.