During his visit to South Africa, President Edgar Lungu requested President Jacob Zuma to assist Zambia strike a deal with a Russian military Company for development of a secret electronic reconnaissance system to be installed in cell phone tower system in Zambia.
According to highly placed sources the secret reconnaissance system is radar imaging device that will be most likely used by the Department of Defence Intelligence (DDI ) and Zambia Security Intelligence Services (ZSIS) for intelligence gathering and political opponents movements and critical online media blogs surveillance. The device is said to capture images in overcast weather conditions too.
The Russian Company president Lungu wants to pay to develop gadgets to spy on citizens is NPO Mashinostroyenia
NPO mashinostroyeniya is a Russian rocket design company. During the cold war it was responsible for several major weapons systems, including the SS-19 Intercontinental ballistic missile and the military Almaz space station program.
It still supplies military and other equipment to most poor cpuntries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.