Moscow, February 18 (Interfax-AVN) - The draft program of building a low altitude radar system on the western border of the Russia-Belarus union state has been okayed by the Belarusian side and submitted to the Russian Defense Ministry for consideration.
"The program was drafted as a follow-up to documents on the establishment of a common air defense system of the union state," Anatoly Vankovich, head of the security, defense and crime resistance commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Russia-Belarus union, told the press in Minsk on Feb. 17.
He said that by now the draft program has been coordinated with the Belarusian side. Vankovich voiced hope that its authorization by Russian colleagues and adoption by the union Cabinet will not take much time.
Meanwhile, chief of the radio-radar troops of the Air Force and Air Defense of Belarus Igor Nasibiants said: "The question [of drafting the program] was thrashed out at the recent Moscow meeting of the defense ministers of Belarus and Russia."
He said that a joint team of Belarusian and Russian experts worked on the issue in Belarus this month. "The draft program has been submitted to the Russian defense minister for consideration," he said.