Crimea: Russia aims to build new state-of-the-art radar station boosting coverage of its southwest

Moscow is set to start building a new cutting-edge radar station in Crimea in place of a deprecated Soviet-era one. The facility will significantly boost Russia’s capabilities in detecting and tracking missiles and other objects. “The place and time for deployment of the new station is already set: its construction is expected to begin next year outside Sevastopol, where the old ‘Dniepr’ radar is located,” chief designer of the missile attack early warning system, Sergey Boev, told Interfax, confirming long-rumored plans of construction of a Voronezh-class radar in Crimea. The Dniepr station, which fell to the hands of Ukraine after the collapse of the Soviet Union, had been leased to Russia for a period of time. The lease agreement, however, fell apart and the facility was abandoned for more than 10 years, decaying and ultimately becoming non-operational. The new facility “will significantly surpass the Dniepr station, which covered, among others, the Middle East region and was…

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