After a half-year break, the Anti-hail Service is now beginning a new season. Around 11,000 rockets will protect the Moldovan agricultural land from ice rains, 3000 more than in 2019.
Over 6000 projectiles are long radios up to 12 km and almost 4800 are short radios for distance of up to 7 km. These were purchased from the Russian Federation and Bulgaria. Their price is 305 and 285 euros per unit, respectively.
The projectiles are to be distributed to the 132 launch points, located in 24 districts.
Currently, 1 million 670 thousand hectares of agricultural land (70% of the country's territory) are protected from hail. The budget of the institution is 102 million lei, as last year.
Experts estimate that the first ice rains will fall in mid-May.