Russia is a global leader in the sphere of far-range radar detection and the Missile Warning System that is now being created will be able to detect rocket launches from the territory of any country, Sergei Boyev, general constructor of the Missile Warning System and director of JSC RTI, said.
"Russia is now among the world leaders in the sphere of far-range radar detection, and by some parameters it is the best on the planet," Boyev said in an interview published in the July 29 edition of the newspaper Argumenty i Fakty.
Boyev said that detecting and tracking rocket launches from the territory of any country that has rocket weapons is a function of the Missile Warning System. "There is the space echelon for that. By the way, it is also developing in full accordance with the tasks it was set by the top administration of the country. I am confident that the space 'component' of the Missile Warning System, like the ground [component], will successfully fulfill its functions," Boyev said.
"However, the main component of the Missile Warning System is currently still the ground echelon. Information provided by it should inform the supreme administration of the state about the beginning of an attack," Boyev said.
Boyev said that the stations that are being built now surpass those that existed under the Soviets by all characteristics. "They are much more modern and economical, I would say, more intellectual and technological. Specifically, this is indicated by the fact that our radar stations used to take 7-10 years to make and now they take approximately three years," Boyev said.
Boyev said modern radar stations (which are called highly compatible) can be compared to a construction set whose elements are made using modular architecture.
"This helps to considerably increase the information and energy characteristics of radar stations. Previous generations of radar stations were characterized by a big (not to say huge) size and very high energy consumption. The energy consumption of today's Voronezh-class radar stations is 4-5 times lower. The size of the technological platform on which the station is built has also decreased. The tactical and technological characteristics of modern radar stations, however, have not become worse and have even improved by some parameters," Boyev said.
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