the Russian Government has approved the denunciation the Russian-Kazakhstan of the use agreement located in Kazakhstan radar “Balkhash”. This decree, signed by Prime Minister Mikhail mishustina published on the official portal of legal information.
“to Endorse the proposal for the denunciation of the Agreement between the government of the Russian Federation and the government of the Republic of Kazakhstan on the conditions of transfer and further use of Kazakhstan’s Balkhash radar station in the Russian system of missile warning,” — said in the document.
Now, the government must submit to the Duma a draft law on denunciation of the agreement.
In accordance with article 37 of the law “On international treaties of the Russian Federation” the proposal for termination will be discussed in the committees and commissions of the state Duma, after which the lower house of Parliament must pass the corresponding Federal law. Further, it must consider and approve or reject the Council of the Federation, then the law is sent for signature to the President.
according to “RIA Novosti”, in the Kazakh part of the complex “Balkhash” is the radar “Dnepr”, which is used in the system of missile warning and space control.
Expert of the Russian Council on international Affairs Andrey Frolov told RBC that the rejection of the use of the radar in Kazakhstan, logical. “It won’t be a loss. On the territory of the radar field. It is controlled with the Russian system. In addition, the Balkhash — the old system, its maintenance is quite expensive. Most likely, many spare parts no longer available. Therefore, the rejection of the RLS logical. I think she will be dismantled according to the type of the Gabala radar station in Azerbaijan,” he said.
“you Have to understand that Balkhash is radar back in Soviet times. Now in Russia we have created a continuous radar field system of the missile attack warning based on new radar family, “Voronezh”, including a covered field, which was covered radar, Balkhash. Necessary to continue its operation there,” — said RBC chief editor of the magazine “Arsenal Fatherland” Victor murakhovski.
RBC sent a request to the Department of information and mass communications of the Ministry of defense.
In October 2018, the Ministry of defense reported that over-the-horizon radar station “Voronezh” put on combat duty near Orenburg, in the Altai and Krasnoyarsk territories, and the number of regions where a similar station was seven. “Work continues on the creation of a new radar warning system missile attack in the Republic of Komi and Murmansk�� region”, — the Ministry noted.
Radar-long-range family “Voronezh” is intended to detect space and aerodynamic objects, including ballistic and cruise missiles.
As reported on the website of the Ministry of defence, radar “Voronezh-M” developed by JSC “Radio engineering Institute. A. L. Mints”. It can detect flying objects at a distance of 4200 km and consumes 0.7 MW of electricity.