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Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD)

Russia's Western Military District Equipped With Nebo-U Mobile Radar

Sputnik News

16:15 21.05.2016(updated 16:16 21.05.2016)

Russia's Western Military District (WMD) received into service the 55Zh6 Nebo-U (NATO reporting name Tall Rack) mobile radar, the district spokesman said Saturday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Nebo-U station boasts friend-or-foe identification and active signal jamming direction finding capabilities, he added. The radar works in both standalone mode and as a component of a wider system.

Col. Igor Muginov noted that the 2014-2015 state defense procurement allowed the district to re-equip its aerospace defense system, creating a single radar field and ensuring total control over airspace in its area of responsibility.

"The radar locator is intended to detect, measure coordinates and track aerial targets of various categories from aircraft to cruise and guided missiles, including small hypersonic, ballistic and stealth [rockets] in the range of 600 kilometers [372 miles]," Muginov said.


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