Defense Ministry: Russia possesses unique early warning radar technologies

Russian designers of early warning radar systems are far ahead of their foreign rivals, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters on Friday.

Russian designers of early warning radar systems are far ahead of their foreign rivals, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov told reporters on Friday.

"I can definitely tell you that we are the champions in this class of hardware, early warning radars, and no one else builds such stations," he said after a visit to a "Voronezh-M" radar station in the Irkutsk region.

Russian specialists are being constantly criticized for their alleged inability to make good products, Borisov said.

"Here is an example of hardware we may be proud of. It will reliably protect our borders and guarantee the warning if God forbid somebody tries to play "interesting games" with us," Borisov said.

He noted that the radar station of Project "Voronezh-M" was superior to the previous-generation radars, such as "Dnepr".

"It operates on a longer range, 6,500 kilometers and has a better resolution with broader azimuth and elevation angles," Borisov said. "This radar station will be observing the southeastern vector and the northeastern waters of the Pacific Ocean."

"We will look into as far as 6,000 kilometers and detect any types of ballistic targets in that range," the minister said.

RTI Concern designs and massively produces Voronezh-M radar stations.

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