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29B6 Konteyner OTHR - Deployments

Vladimir Putin held a meeting June 19, 2013 on implementing the 2011–2020 state arms procurement program, focusing on development of the technology base for air and space defence. Putin said "By 2015, our air and space defence troops’ arms must be no less than 50% modernised, and no less than 70% modern by 2020. These plans are being gradually implemented: the potential of the air and space defence forces has been bolstered by the brand new Voronezh-M and Voronezh-DM radar stations; the Pantsir-S anti-aircraft missile system has been adopted for use; S-400 systems are already being serially produced and delivered to troops; tests are underway on the Vityaz aerial defence anti-aircraft missile system, as well as the Konteyner and Nebo-M radar stations; the advanced S-500 system, which is capable of resolving problems even in near space, is under development."

The 29B6 Konteyner radar station took up skilled and fighting watch on December 2, 2013. It is located near the city of Kovylkino in Mordovia. It became the first in structure of armies of aerospace defense by the station intended for detection and determination of coordinates of air targets of various types at range more than three thousand kilometers. "container" entered into system of the prevention of aerospace attack.

The Konteyner complex built in Mordovia consists of several towers supporting big receiving antennas. The transmitter is located in the neighboring region of Nizhny Novgorod.

According to Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, the radar will allow Russia to expand its monitoring range and control over the situation “to the west.” “I am ordering the commander of the Aerospace Defense Forces [Maj. Gen. Alexander Golovko] and other related command structures to ensure that the new radar becomes fully operational by the end of 2015,” Shoigu said at a Defense Ministry meeting.

The next Konteyner station is to be built in the Russian Far East. Now in the far east construction of the second radar "container" is conducted. It is expected that he will get up on watch in 2018. In total, there should be as many as six by 2020.

The Konteyner system, based on similar Duga, is different from the other network radar "Voronezh" which is used for the observation of objects in space. Together with the Voronezh stations, they will forever close the radar surveillance gaps around the country's borders.

The radar station of the over-the-horizon detection of the “Container” type in Mordovia will take up combat duty next year, Lieutenant-General Andrei Demin, commander of the first army of air defense missile defense, told reporters. On 01 December 2013, the station took up experimental combat duty in the village of Kovylkino in Mordovia. "The calculations of this radar will take part in state tests, together with the commission they will carry out all checks and tests of this station, in no more than six months the station will be put into service, the RF Armed Forces will be put into operation and will take up combat duty," Demin said. He noted that "this is the country's first sample of this product."

"It is planned, according to the state program of armaments and plans of activities of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the erection and interception of several more such samples on duty," the commander stressed. The new radar, the first of which took over experimental combat duty in Mordovia, will be able to detect the massive launch of cruise missiles, including hypersonic ones.

"The capabilities of this station make it possible to observe air targets far beyond the borders of the Russian Federation, at a distance of more than 2 thousand km. This station will allow the RF Armed Forces and the top military and political leadership, receiving information about these goals, to reveal a possible plan or attempt at a mass takeoff of cruise missiles and in the direction of the border of the Russian Federation, the mass take-off of aviation and in the future hypersonic cruise missiles ... in the direction of the Russian Federation ", - said Demin.

He stressed that the station is an important link in the strategic deterrence system, the cornerstone of the reconnaissance and warning system of an aerospace attack. "For the Russian Aerospace Forces, the warning system for an aerospace attack is the most important of the aerospace defense systems. If we find the enemy on time, we open his plan, we can prevent a strike, and in the event of a real threat and destroy the enemy, prevent air strikes from space on objects of the Russian Federation ", - added the general.

The ministry clarified that the test combat duty and testing of this station began on December 1, 2018. "Over the past five years, the number of new radar facilities that come into service of the radio engineering troops has increased more than 10 times. The number of automation complexes has increased by 30 percent. Annually more than 70 modern and prospective radar stations and complexes are supplied to the radio engineering units," in the message the words of the head of the radio engineering forces of the Aerospace Forces, Major General Andrei Coban.

The second radar station “Container”, capable of detecting a massive take-off of aircraft, launching cruise missiles or hypersonic devices over 3,000 km, was deployed near Kaliningrad. The station will be able to monitor the air situation over the whole of Europe, including Great Britain, a source in the military-industrial complex told TASS on 18 March 2020. "The second Container radar is planned to be delivered in the Kaliningrad region, now several sites are being considered for the station," the source said. The source did not specify the exact timing of the work, noting only that "the radar is planned to be delivered in the near future." The interlocutor specified that "the second radar station will complement the one on duty in Mordovia and will be able to monitor the whole of Europe, including the territory of Great Britain." "In addition, by combining data from both stations, the accuracy of target tracking will increase," he added.

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