Сoastal defence missile systems Bal and Bastion, as well as Eleron-3 drones will be deployed on the Kuril Islands by the end of 2016, according to the Russian Minister of Defence Sergey Shoygu.
The Minister noted that new-generation missile systems and drones will be sent to the islands of the Greater Kuril Ridge under scheduled rearmament, that will allow to improve defence capability of the Russian Federation greatly. "The measures will allow to increase several times destruction radius of potential enemy's air attack weapon and defended area. There will be also significantly increased combat capabilities on the air targets destruction, including low-, middle-, and high-altitude cruise missiles."
Beside that, the Defence Minister said that the Pacific Fleet Navy is currently getting ready for an expedition to the Kuril Islands in order to study prospects of the naval stations deployment in this territory. The expedition is to be started in April and will last three months.
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