Russias defense ministry said it would set up a full coverage radar network around the Russian border in order to track the possible actions of cruise missile launches, fighter launches and other air targets early, according to the website of Russian satellite news agency on December 2.
At present, Russia has established an anti missile early warning system covering key areas of its territory, the report said. The system includes Voronezh radar, whose main task is to track ballistic missiles launched into Russian territory.
In the future, a full coverage radar network will be established to detect air targets, similar to the anti missile early warning system currently equipped by the Russian army, the report quoted the Russian Defense Ministry as saying
The new system will include a container type over the horizon radar, the report said. The first radar of this type was on duty on December 1 in the mordova area along the Volga River in Russia. The new radar is capable of tracking the movement of fighters and missile launches in the airspace of 2000 kilometers near the western and southern borders of Russia. As a result, the radar will ensure that Russian forces have time to resist possible attacks against targets in Russia.
According to the report, the second set of container radar is planned to be deployed in the Arctic direction. The next step we are going to take may be to monitor the direction of the Arctic, and this task is under active consideration, said Mihail Petrov, chief designer of container
Container over the horizon radar system equipped by Russian Army (website of Russian Ministry of Defense)
Source: editor in charge of Reference News: Li Zaixing