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Russia’s Baltic Radar to Go on Stream 2014

RIA Novosti

15:16 29/02/2012 KALININGRAD, February 29 (RIA Novosti) - Russia’s new radar in the Baltic exclave of Kaliningrad will go into operation in 2014, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said on Wednesday.

The Voronezh-DM facility was unveiled in November to counter the perceived threat from a U.S.-NATO missile defense system in Europe.

“This is a new radar station, which is now on trial duty and will be put on full alert in two years,” he said.

It will track all ballistic missile launches near Russia’s western borders, Rogozin said, adding that similar radars will be built across Russia.

The radar will be able to monitor simultaneously 500 targets at a distance of up to 6,000 kilometers.

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