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Military Source: Russian Navy to Get New Space Tracking System

RIA Novosti

17:51 02/09/2014 MOSCOW, September 2 (RIA Novosti) – Russian naval vessels are to be equipped with a state of the art tracking system which will be able to receive data from space, a source from the Russian military told RIA Novosti Tuesday.

“The Russian Northern Fleet has successfully tested the first state of the art tracking system, which receives data from the Liana Track System on one of its ships. In the near future, this complex will be put into service in the Russian Navy,” the source said.

The complex has been developed specifically for ships equipped with long-range rockets. It will also be used for land-based rocket systems, according to the source.

The Liana Track System consists of four electronic intelligence satellites that fly about a thousand kilometers, or 620 miles, above the surface of the Earth constantly scanning the land, air, and water. The Russian Navy started using the Liana Track System in 2009.

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