Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Russia develops new long-range mobile radar

RIA Novosti

17:28 17/10/2011 MOSCOW, October 17 (RIA Novosti) - Russian scientists have developed and tested a new mobile radar which will soon become part of the country’s aerospace defenses.

The new radar, dubbed 55Zh6ME, is capable of detecting targets at the distance of up to 1,800 kilometers and an altitude of up to 1,200 km.

“The radar has been developed for the Russian Armed Forces, especially for aerospace defenses,” a spokesman for the Nizhniy Novgorod Research Institute of Radio Engineering (NNIIRT) said on Monday.

“The deliveries of the first batch of new radars to the [Russian] military are expected soon,” the official said, adding that the product has strong export potential.

Russia is planning to set up a unified strategic aerospace defense command that would integrate existing air defense and missile defense networks, early warning systems and aerospace monitoring systems.

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