13:07 May. 17, 2016
Desolated Sevastopol-based station may start functioning again
The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation plans to restore the Dnepr's Station Missile Approach Warning System located near Sevastopol, according to Russian newspaper Izvestia.
The upgraded defence facility will facilitate the fixation of ballistic, cruise and hypersonic rocket's launches from the waters of the Black and the Mediterranean Seas. This facility will be able to ensure the protection of the southern and the southwestern parts of Russia's territory, states the publication.
The defence facility has not been used for more than 10 years and as a result fell into despair.
The Sevastopol radar station will be equipped with the S-band radar technologies, which will be able to track the launches of the cruise and hypersonic missiles.
Currently, Russia's Ministry of Defence has two possible options for the recovery of the radar station. First - the station will be built from the ground up with the help of the new technologies applied in the construction of the new stations like 'Voronezh'.
The second option is much cheaper, as it requires the installment of the remaining equipment from the other radar stations.