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Russia to test new over-horizon target detection radar soon — Putin

June 16, 2015, 14:07 UTC+3

The new radar system is designated for operation in the western direction

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© ITAR-TASS/Ivan Zhuravlyov

KUBINKA /Moscow Region/, June 16. /TASS/. The trials of a new over-horizon radar system designated for operation in the western direction will begin in Russia in the coming months, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

"State trials will be held in the coming months to test a new over-horizon radar system for air target detection. It will eventually control the western strategic area," Putin said at the opening of the Army 2015 international military and technical forum outside Moscow.

Russia will start work from 2015 to create a similar radar system for the eastern direction, Putin said, adding a new radar station started operating in Armavir in the country’s south as of April this year.

Putin told the Army 2015 forum participants that the samples of combat robots and control systems presented at this arms exhibition would largely shape the current and the future state of the Russian Armed Forces.

"Their provision with modern and promising armaments is a key task of army development along with the implementation of a large-scale state armaments program and the modernization of the defense sector. We have paid and will continue to pay special attention to this," Putin said.

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