Russia deploying new weapons systems near Poland: report
PR dla Zagranicy
New Russian Samarkand weapons systems are to be set up close to the Polish border, according to a report on Poland's niezalezna.pl news portal.
Russian small missile ships Zyb' and Passat. Photo: Luis Díaz-Bedia Astor/Wikimedia Commons (C BY-SA 3.0)
Niezalezna.pl reported that the electronic warfare systems have been or are to be set up in Belarus and Kaliningrad, as well as in the Moscow area and elsewhere around Russia.
The portal also reported that the Russian defence ministry has up to now not released information about the Samarkand system and tests.
But the ministry has published a tender for the installation of 16 Samarkand weapons systems by November 10, 2019, niezalezna.pl reported.
Russia’s defence ministry started deploying Samarkand weapons systems in its Northern Fleet last year, niezalezna.pl reported.
The portal added that the Baltic Fleet started training operators in May last year.
Russia’s state-owned TASS news agency reported on Sunday the installation of the 16 systems would cost PLN 3.5 million (EUR 820,000, USD 930,000).
“Samarkand is designed to assess electromagnetic situation, search, detect and analyze radio emissions,” TASS added.