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    Two new airspace surveillance radars to be handed over to Lithuanian military

    VILNIUS, Dec 04, BNS - Two new long-range airspace surveillance radars will be handed over to the Lithuanian Armed Forces in an official ceremony on Tuesday. 

    The 3D radars will be located in Antaversis, a village in the southern district of Prienai, and in Deguciai, a village in the western district of Silute.  

    The radar posts in Antaversis and Deguciai are planned to reach their full operational capability in 2019. 

    Tuesday's ceremony will be attended by Deputy Defense Minister Edvinas Kerza and top officials of the Lithuanian Air Force and NATO agencies, as well as representatives of authorities and companies involved in the implementation of the project. 

    As part of the project, the Armed Force's radar post in Ceikiskes, a village in the eastern district of Ignalina, is also being upgraded and is expected to reach its full operational capacity in 2020.

    The total cost of the project aimed at replacing outdated Soviet era defense systems with new radars is estimated at around 60 million euros.

    Vilnius newsroom, politika@bns.lt, +370 5 205 85 10

     

    • Published: 04.12.2018 09:24
    • LETA, BNS
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