Russian Duma calls on businesses to install air defense systems independently

4 March, 02:20 PM
Debris of a drone that fell 150 kilometers from Moscow (Photo:NOELreports/Twitter)

Debris of a drone that fell 150 kilometers from Moscow (Photo:NOELreports/Twitter)

The Head of Russia’s State Duma Defense Committee, Andrei Kartapolov, has advised Russian businesses to install air defense systems at their own expense, The Moscow Times reported on March 4.

"There are fairly inexpensive means of combating unmanned aerial vehicles that every self-respecting corporation can purchase and install at its facilities," he explained.

The lawmaker noted that the locations of Russian air defense systems are known to NATO and Ukraine. The Kremlin primarily protects state facilities.

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"That is, they know roughly where our air defense facilities are located, and it is quite possible to launch a drone along the route so that it goes not only around the terrain, but also bypasses these air defense areas," Kartapolov said.

On Jan. 19, Russian media published photos and videos of air defense installations placed on rooftops and vacant lots in Moscow.

An air defense system was also spotted in Moscow near Russian dictator Vladimir Putin's residence in Novo-Ogaryovo.

According to media reports, Pantsir-S1 air defense systems have been spotted on buildings in the center of Moscow, likely to protect Putin and his family.

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