Russia to protect Pakistan’s nuclear power plant with hi-tech radar

08:22 PM | 31 Aug, 2018
Russia to protect Pakistan’s nuclear power plant with hi-tech radar
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MOSCOW/KARACHI - A Russian company will supply a civilian radar station to Pakistan to protect facilities of the nuclear power plant in Karachi.

"A memorandum of cooperation in the field of organizing the delivery of the civilian radar Surok was signed at the Army-2018 international military and technical forum between RTI Group and the Pakistani company TechWin Enterprise. The radar is set to control and protect the Karachi NPP’s facilities, and also some other installations of Pakistan’s critically important infrastructure," the press office of RTI hi-tech company said yesterday.

Both sides also agreed on exploring the possibilities of implementing joint projects in radiolocation and information systems in the interests of various ministries and departments of Pakistan, the Tass reported.

RTI Group also held negotiations at the Army-2018 forum with China Electronics Corporation (CEC). Both sides agreed on opening joint R&D and experimental design works for creating new products and technologies, and also modernizing the Russian equipment earlier supplied to China.

The Army-2018 international military and technical forum was held in Kubinka near Moscow on August 21-26.

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The Karachi Nuclear Power Complex or KNPC, located in Paradise Point, consists of the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (KANUPP) and the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission's Control & Instrumentation Analysis Lab (CIAL KARACHI). Two new nuclear power plants, KANUPP-2 and KANUPP-3, are also under construction at the site. When complete, the complex of civilian nuclear power plants will produce over 2000 MW of electricity.