A document defining the joint use of the Balkhash radar station in the Russian system of missile warning, ratified by the Parliament of Kazakhstan. According to the new document leased territory of Russia was less, and the infrastructure after the end of the lease is transferred to Kazakhstan. According to the military, it all fits into the new defense concept of the country.
“Kazakhstan transferred objects, in which Russia was no longer a need not to pay extra rent”
The contract stipulates the provisions about the order of combat duty, including joint duty calculation node, and norms of environmental safety. The document regulates the stay at the territory of Kazakhstan Russian military servicemen and other citizens, are subject to agreement.
In addition, to clarify the boundaries of the land used by the Russian side: they became smaller.
Balkhash radar station was established in the Soviet system of missile attack warning in the 70-ies of the last century. Located in the Karaganda region of Kazakhstan and is intended to conduct a continuous exploration of outer space in the zone of its action, automatic detection and tracking of ballistic missiles and space objects and the definition of parameters of their movement and delivery of information to the command centers of the EWS.
After the collapse of the USSR was used by Russia on the basis of the intergovernmental agreement of December 14, 1994. 20 years later, in December of last year, the parties signed a new document, replacing earlier arrangements.
First, we are talking about a phased transition to a joint operation of the node and the training of Kazakh servicemen. Secondly, the Russian side has undertaken obligations before the end of next year “measures for the implementation of extradition on points of state and military control of the Kazakh side information from the system of missile attack warning system and space control”.
In the conclusion of the Majilis (Parliament) of Kazakhstan to the bill noted, in accordance with the agreement that the infrastructure owned by the Russian side, and which is essential to the operation of the Balkhash radar station, estimated in accordance with the legislation of Russia after the termination of the agreement “is handed over to Kazakhstan on conditions and terms defined by the parties.”
“Kazakhstan transferred objects, in which Russia was no longer a need not to pay extra rent. As for technologies, we are, of course, not talking about the warning systems. It is only on complexes that can be used in missile defense,” – said the newspaper VIEW former chief of staff of the strategic missile forces Viktor Yesin.
In addition to the Balkhash radar station Russia operates abroad in the interests of early warning system station in Belarus (Baranovichi), and more recently in Azerbaijan (Gabala), however, the Gabala radar station to reach agreement on extending the lease failed. After leaving the military from Azerbaijan’s main functions in this area performs a new generation of radar type “Voronezh”, which earned in 2009 in Armavir.
In may the commander of the aerospace defense Lieutenant-General Oleg Ostapenko said that the construction of a new radar abroad is not expected, because at the moment the military leadership adheres to the concept of staging stations on the territory of Russia.
The source of the newspaper LOOK familiar with the situation, reported that it is planned to abandon the Balkhash radar station, after which the entire warning system will be based on the objects located on the territory of Russia and Belarus. A base in Baranovichi, Russia doesn’t even pay the rent, and the object is in the Russian ownership.Related posts: