Russia to create new radar field against cruise missiles

SpaceDaily.com reports: “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.

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…”

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