MOSCOW, July 17. /ITAR-TASS/. Voronezh-DM new radar station of the missile attack warning system will be put on trial combat duty in the area of the city of Yeniseisk in East Siberia’s Krasnoyarsk territory before the end of this year, Commander of Aerospace Defense Troops Lieutenant General Alexander Golovko said during an inspection of military formations of the Space Command of Aerospace Defense Troops deployed in Krasnoyarsk territory on Thursday.
Voronezh-DM highly prefabricated radar station of the missile attack warning system will be also put on trial combat alert duty in West Siberia’s Altai territory this year, the general said on Wednesday.
Missile attack warning stations Voronezh-DM in Krasnoyarsk and Altai territories will be fifth and sixth among similar radar stations, which will be deployed along Russian borders to control space, lands and water surface to avert a sudden launch of strategic missiles of a probable enemy on Russian territory. Before this similar radar stations have already been brought into service in the settlement of Lekhtusi outside the Russian northern capital of St. Petersburg, westernmost Kaliningrad region, near the city of Armavir in southern Russia’s Krasnodar territory and near the city of Usolye-Sibirskoye in East Siberia’s Irkutsk region.
For instance, Irkutsk radar station controls the aerospace area with a 6,000-kilometre radius on a 120-degree curve. The radar station monitors Japan, the whole territory of China, both Koreas, Vietnam, the Indochinese peninsula, the Bay of Bengal in the Indian Ocean and a large part of India. This is only the first segment of this station. A second segment is to be put into operation in 12-18 months. It will be controlling one more arc at the same range and with the same field of view. But now almost the whole central and northern part of the Pacific, including the US West Coast.
All missile launches from this territory will be immediately detected by satellites of the space control system and the information about a launch will be transmitted to the early missile warning radar station. The electronic computer system of the radar station will calculate a missile flight trajectory, the place of its dropping and will transmit this information to Moscow, to the Central Command Post of Aerospace Defense Troops in Moscow regional town of Solnechnogorsk. And then after a report to the president and his order a decision will be taken for further actions, if a missile poses a threat to security of Russia and its population - to intercept an attacking missile, deliver a retaliatory strike or a retaliatory counter-strike. Meanwhile, all this should be done in few minutes. If a probable enemy is aware of such Russian combat capabilities, he will hardly dare to take such a thoughtless action, the military affirm.
Voronezh-M is a unique radar station with a huge potential to build up combat capabilities which became another development in resolving strategic tasks which the Supreme Commander-in-Chief had set, Designer-General of the new radar station and the Russian domestic missile attack warning system Sergey Boyev said. It plays a key role in the missile attack warning system. This radar station can detect, track down and classify modern and promising aerospace attack weapons and will operate for information support to resolve the tasks of deterrence of missile strikes on Russia and higher effectiveness of retaliatory actions of Russian armed forces. Jointly with space control satellites it can detect launches of strategic ballistic missiles, medium-and short-range missiles, as well as cruise missiles and different aircrafts starting from strategic bombers to fighters. Give targeting orders on these targets to decision-making posts. In concrete, to firing radar station Don-2N which protects the space over central Russia as well as air defense missiles systems S-300, S-400 and promising air defence missile system S-500.