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Russia to deploy new generation radar in Crimea

November 30, 11:53 UTC+3 MOSCOW

The missile early warning system is designed to get and provide data on missile launches and missile trajectories to state and military governance posts to warn about a missile attack

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MOSCOW, November 30. /TASS/. Russia’s new generation radar Voronezh-SM will be deployed on the Crimean peninsula in the coming years, Chief Designer of RTI hi-tech firm and chief designer of the missile early warning system Sergei Boyev said on Thursday.

"In the coming years," he said in reply to a question from TASS.

Responding to a question about whether this would be 2018 or 2019, Boyev said: "Perhaps, 2020."

The missile early warning system is designed to get and provide data on missile launches and missile trajectories to state and military governance posts to warn about a missile attack. The system also provides data on space objects for outer space control. Russia’s new-generation Voronezh radars make the basis of the country’s ground-based missile early warning system.

Currently, four new Voronezh radars are on combat duty in the Leningrad, Kaliningrad and Irkutsk Regions and the Krasnodar Territory. Three more new Voronezh radars have assumed experimental combat duty in the Krasnoyarsk and Altai Regions, and also in the Orenburg Region. They are expected to complete their experimental operation and switch to combat duty until the end of 2017.

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