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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

New Radar Planned

Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov said Friday that Russia would beef up its early warning system by building a new radar station. "This is an important question of national security," Ivanov said, Itar-Tass reported. "Not having modern stations, we simply will go blind."

Ivanov made his comments on his return from Azerbaijan, where he visited the Gabala radar station, which was built by the Soviet military to track missiles in the southern hemisphere.