A US RADAR KNOWN AS HAVE STARE (OR UNDER ITS NORWEGIAN NAME OF GLOBUS II) IS BEING PUT UP IN VARDO, NORWAY, IN HE IMMEDIATE PROXIMITY OF THE RUSSIAN BORDER ¹ 311
Unofficial translation from Russian
According to US and Norwegian officials, the radar is intended to monitor space objects. But in actual fact, as foreign experts, among others, admit, the Have Stare radar is to monitor ballistic missile launches and, before having been moved to Norway from the US, was used in US strategic ABM tests. Under the 1972 ABM Treaty, the deployment of such a radar outside US territory is forbidden. Clearly, the Have Stare radar can be used in Norway, in particular, to support a US national ABM system, also banned by the ABM Treaty.
The Russian side has more than once posed this question to the US and voiced its serious concern to the Norwegian government over the continued construction of the Have Stare radar, but it has not yet received any clarifications that would dispel this concern.
As a result of the situation evolving over that radar, Norway can become an accomplice to the violation and subversion of the ABM Treaty. Russia would not like developments to take this course.