Russia to Soon Activate Advanced Antimissile Radar: Putin

Russia intends in the near future to activate a Voronezh-DM-class radar not far from Armavir in accordance with efforts to strengthen ballistic missile detection capacities in the southern part of the nation, RIA Novosti quoted President Vladimir Putin as announcing last week.

"The radar will monitor the Russian airspace in the southern strategic sector," Putin said.

The advanced radar can detect threats as far away as roughly 3,700 miles and can simultaneously monitor 500 objects. The Voronezh-DM unit planned for activation at Armavir in the Krasnodar sector will fill the role of a recently deactivated Russian radar deployed in Azerbaijan. The Armavir unit will also monitor space from southern Europe to North Africa, according to previous reporting.

Russia has now installed four Voronezh radars in various locations.

January 3, 2013
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Russia intends in the near future to activate a Voronezh-DM-class radar not far from Armavir in accordance with efforts to strengthen ballistic missile detection capacities in the southern part of the nation, RIA Novosti quoted President Vladimir Putin as announcing last week.

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