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10 July, Friday

Russian military to create new radar field against cruise missiles

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At the moment, the country is using several types of early-warning radars, providing long-distance monitoring of airspace against ballistic missile attacks. The military reportedly plans to replace older systems with Voronezh by 2020, Eurasia Diary reports citing Sputnik News.

Russian will create an all-round radar field to cover its borders, the Ministry of Defence said on Monday. According to the statement, it will allow for the detection of cruise missiles launches, as well as aircraft flying in the area.

The ministry noted that the new field will include an over-the-horizon radar system Container, with the first such radar beginning operations last Sunday. The next Container system will cover the country's Arctic regions.

According to its Chief Designer Mikhail Petrov, the radar, which picks up signals reflected from the ionosphere, is able to detect stealth aircraft over a distance of 3,000 kilometres (over 1,850 miles). It can also follow over 1,000 various objects simultaneously, separating the most important targets amid background noise.

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