New radar system in place in Belarus

Minsk, Aug 17 (IANS) The Belarusian military has put in service the Russian-made three-dimensional radar system for medium to high altitudes, the Defence Ministry has said.

The long-range early warning radar system will substantially increase the country’s defence capabilities, Xinhua news agency quoted the ministry as saying.

The mobile radar system boasts superior properties in detecting and tracking strategic and tactical aircraft and ballistic targets, and can enlarge the aerial target detection range.

Belarus plans to install seven Protivnik radar systems by 2020.



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