49th independent Radio-Technical Unit

49-й отдельный радиотехнический узел

Military Unit: 16601

Activated 9.63 in Balkhash (Site 9), Dzhezkazgan Oblast.

Consisted of complex OS-2 (Satellite Detection-2) with initially four 5N15 Dnestr (NATO: dual Hen House) radars, with a fifth 5N15M (Dnestr-M) added later. While the main fuction was satellite detection, the fifth radar's function was early warning against missile attack.

Contruction of the first four nodes (radars) began in the spring of 1964. The fifth node (radar) was added by decision on 29.6.67.

Contruction of the 90N6 Daryal-U radar (NATO: Pechora) (one transmitter and one receiver) began in 1982. Installation of equipment began in 1988, and plant tests began 1991, but all work stopped in 1994. 10.2002 transferred to Kazakhstan, and partially burnt down 9.2004.