Russia to put on combat duty 2 new-generation radar stations in 2013 - Defense Ministry

Russia will put into operation two new-generation radar stations and will start the construction of several more in 2013, Col. Alexei Zolotukhin, a Russian Defense Ministry spokesman for the Aerospace Defense Forces, told Interfax-AVN on Saturday.

"Another 'Voronezh' new-generation radar station built using the prefabrication technology will be put on combat duty in the first quarter of 2013. The construction of the second phase of a 'Voronezh-M' radar station will be completed in the Irkutsk region, after which this station will be put on experimental combat duty," Zolotukhin said.

A station of this type was recently put on combat duty in the Kaliningrad region, Zolotukhin said. "The construction of several more prefabricated radar stations should also be started in a number of other regions of Russia next year," he said.

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