New radar station of Russian Aerospace Defense Forces can trace cruise missiles - commander
The Container radar put on a trial duty at the 590th separate radio-technical station of the Russian Aerospace Defense Forces is an over-the-horizon unit built to detect all types of aerodynamic targets, Aerospace Defense Forces Commander Maj. Gen. Alexander Golovko told reporters on Monday.
"The over-the-horizon station will be monitoring the airspace and detecting launches of cruise missiles," he said in a teleconference at the Russian Defense Ministry.
The 590th separate radio-technical station was put on trial duty in Kovylkino, Mordovia, on December 2 with the purpose of over-the-horizon detection of all types of aerodynamic targets, including planes, helicopters, drones and cruise missiles, he continued.
"Measures were taken in the period from May 1 through November 30 jointly with industry specialists to prepare the personnel and hardware of the 590th separate radio-technical station for the trial," Golovko said.
The 590th separate radio-technical station was put on trial duty as part of a command post incorporating computing hardware, a transmission and reception complex, and a communication and data transfer complex, he said.
In the opinion of the commander, "the 590th separate radio-technical station is combat-ready."