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Space Power: Russian Anti-Missile Warning System Protects on Multiple Tiers

Sputnik News

21:56 16.08.2015 (updated 21:59 16.08.2015)

The Russian anti-missile warning system has the primary task to detect a missile attack and pass on the data to the anti-missile defense system.

Based on the system of missile warning the information about the extent and source of attack provides the defenses with needed calculation to respond.

The anti-missile warning system consists of a ground-based radar with a detection range of 6000 km and a group of orbiting satellites that can detect the launch of intercontinental missiles from anywhere in the world.

The early-warning system allows you to define a class of missiles launched and assess the direction of its flight, Colonel Viktor Tymoshenko said during an interview with radio RSN.

“The anti-missile warning system evaluates the energy of the ‘torch’ itself and based on that it registers what type of a ballistic missile it is.”

According to him, the early warning system is constructed in such a way that it is ‘multi-channeled’ and can function on mass launches of dozens of ballistic missiles.

However, he did not rule out the emergence of ambiguous situations with such a technology, in which case specialists join in the process.

“The incidence of false alarms over the years is less and less. But with technology anything can be possible so such incidents are not excluded. Hence, there is a trained crew who carries out the assessment and make the right decisions,” Tymoshenko said.

Sputnik



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