ANAMA completes mine/UXO clearance operations in Gabala radar station

Fri 19 September 2014 09:30 GMT | 14:30 Local Time

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36 anti-tank, 16 antipersonnel mines and one UXO were found during the operations.

Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) has completed the mine/UXO clearance operations in the territory of Gabala radar station, chief operation manager of ANAMA Samir Poladov told APA.

Poladov said the operations were fully completed in August. ANAMA inspected 230 hectares of area around the station.

36 anti-tank, 16 antipersonnel mines and one UXO were found during the operations.

Gabala RLS, established in 1984 as a missile defense system of the USSR, possesses the ability to take launch of ballistic missiles over the Indian Ocean - 6000 km radius under its control and put into operation in 1985.

The agreement on “The status, principles and terms of Gabala RLS between the Azerbaijani Government and Russian Government” was signed in 2002. Russia suspended the station’s exploitation on December 10, 2012; the station was fully handed over to Azerbaijan in 2013.

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