In December 2011, the Russian Space Forces will have just two newest station "Voronezh-DM", included in the system of early warning of missile launches. One of them will work in Armavir, the other — in Kaliningrad, and that the station will provide the Russian nuclear parity in the case of the deployment of the European missile defense. In 2012, a similar facility will be commissioned in the Irkutsk region.
The task of the latest radar will detect missiles launched from other countries. With these stations Russia fully restore control over the air space around their borders. "Adopting station Voronezh-DM should restore the integrity of the radar field airspace control. In some cases, we are closing the available holes, others are strengthening the capabilities of the old stations ", — reported in the Space Forces.
In contrast to the "Soviet predecessors" — the radar station in Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Ukraine and Kazakhstan, the new station will be located on the territory of Russia. In addition, they consume 40 percent less energy and can see everything that is happening in the sky and in space at a distance of 4.5 thousand kilometers.
The first new type of radar "Voronezh-DM" put into trial operation in 2009 near St. Petersburg in the village Lekhtusi. In December, she already will be on combat duty. Her appearance offset the loss of the radar station in Latvia. Space forces for the first time in seven years, had the opportunity to see the airspace off the coast of Morocco to Spitsbergen and the U.S. east coast. A year later, was finished second radar station in Armavir, which "examines the" South Europe to the coast of North Africa. Its ability to shut the window, formed as a result of Moscow's refusal from the operation of the station in Sevastopol.
"Construction of the plant in the Kaliningrad region in the village of Pioneer closes the western sector, which is responsible for the stations in Mukachevo and Belarussian Baranavichi. The second station is under construction in Armavir capabilities complement the Gabala radar station in Azerbaijan. The next year will be put to the Irkutsk region, which is able to "break through" the space from China to the U.S. West Coast. Then, you can assume that we have completely restored radar field of missile warning ", — emphasized in the Space Forces.
Russian Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov, who visited recently by the Azerbaijani Gabala radar / "DTV" /, said that while the military leadership does not intend to abandon the old Soviet stations in the neighboring republics. "As long as everything stays as we have. From any of the stations do not give up and do not plan to give up, "- said Serdyukov.
According to "Izvestia", the construction of the radar near Irkutsk Russia is not likely to stop. The plans of the Ministry of Defense — full replacement within the state armaments program until 2020, all Soviet radar early warning of missile launches on the new "Voronezh-DM" and the construction of several new ones. Their construction is planned to allocate several billion rubles. As the military say that is not available to monitor the Arctic remains.