Oldest lighthouse on the Baltic receives air defence radar

An air defence radar will be installed at the oldest lighthouse on the Baltic Sea, located on the island of Hiiumaa in western Estonia, ERR TV reported on Sunday.

The Estonian Defence Investment Centre and the Estonian Defence Forces have presented a plan to build an air surveillance radar on Hiiumaa Island. However, the cost of its construction has not been revealed, as the project has not yet been tendered.

Construction could take around 12 months and is expected to start at the end of 2024.

“The changing security situation requires us to see even better, to know even better what is happening in our immediate surroundings so that we can respond to threats as quickly as possible,” – Kaupo Kaasik, coordinator of infrastructure projects at the Defence Investment Centre, said.

The Kopu lighthouse is the third oldest operating lighthouse in the world and the first of its kind on the Baltic Sea. A fire was first lit there in 1531. Kopu is also the highest point in western Estonia at 68 metres above sea level.


Source: PortalMorski.pl

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