Voronezh warn of missile attack

Russia is increasing its ability to monitor missile launches third countries. According to the "News" in the near future will be put into operation just two radar early warning of missile attack "Voronezh-DM" — in Kaliningrad and Irkutsk regions.
Thus will be restored the ruined after the collapse of the Soviet Union a single radar field warning of missile launches. As it began to build exactly 40 years ago: February 15, 1971 for combat duty have taken up the first objects of the national system of missile warning — command post in Solnechnogorsk, radar stations in the Murmansk area and Riga.
"Voronezh-DM" — part of a complex system dvuheshelonnoy. The first tier — the space. This observation satellites, fixing the fact of launching ballistic missiles. The second — ground, the radar of the "DTV", "Dnepr" and "Volga". These stations, satellite receiving the alarm, display kicked off rockets, determine the direction of their flight, and the possible coordinates of nuclear warheads falling head. The data collected by the radar, go to missile defense systems. Only in the USSR were built around the perimeter of the country’s eight such stations. Three properties in Russia — at Moscow, Olenegorsky and Irkutsk. The other five in the Baltic States, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. Now of eight fully functional only four. Station in the Baltic Skrunda, under pressure from the U.S. and Latvian authorities blew up. Rental Ukrainian — in Mukachevo and Sevastopol — Russia has refused to herself.
The solution was found in creating a new network of stations so-called high operational readiness "Voronezh-DM". The new station is 100 times cheaper than the previous (1.5 billion rubles), easily transportable, can be increased and quickly unfolds anywhere in the country. Serving the new radar only 15 people (at the stations the previous generation, there were 80).
The first station deployed near St. Petersburg in the village Lekhtusi. As a result, we immediately have the opportunity to "see" what’s going on in the air and in space from the coast of Morocco to Spitsbergen, and range — up the east coast of the United States. Second station near Armavir entered. She sees everything that is going from North Africa to India. Radar allows you to control the space at a distance of more than four thousand miles. According to the Space Forces, in 2010 alone, by means of missile warning and informational means the missile defense system was discovered more than 30 launches of foreign and domestic ballistic rockets. This confirmed the reliability and high performance recreated an early warning of a missile attack.
D.Litovkin, "Izvestia"
February 16, 2011

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