New Radar in S. Russia to Go on Combat Duty Early in 2013

December 28 (RIA Novosti) – A new-generation Voronezh-DM class anti-missile radar will enter combat duty near the town of Armavir in Russia’s southern Krasnodar region in the beginning of 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday.

“The radar will monitor the Russian airspace in the southern strategic vector,” Putin said at a Kremlin meeting with newly-appointed and promoted high-ranking military officials.

The Armavir radar will replace the Gabala radar station, which Russia had leased from Azerbaijan for 10 years.

via New Radar in S. Russia to Go on Combat Duty Early in 2013 | Defense | RIA Novosti.

This is just another reminder that the Russians aren’t against ballistic missile defense. They’re against the US having ballistic missile defense.