Lukashenko calls for modernization of Belarussian air defense 12:40, 27/02/2006
It is important to modernize the Belarussian air defense system, President Alexander Lukashenko said on Friday. “We need a modern air defense system, and we will invest a lot in its modernization,” he said.
Belarus will soon acquire Su-30M jets, he said. “We will cover up certain areas of the frontier and reequip the air defense system. It is important for us to see what is happening at the height of up to 200 meters,” he said.
Belarus will also modernize its armor, Lukashenko said.
The Belarussian army will soon be made up of 65,000 people, including 50,000 servicemen, he said.
He called for forming mobile forces. “No one will attack us. We are protecting our land and creating non-aggression prerequisites,” he said.