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MOSCOW, February 17. /TASS/. The Russian Defense Ministry has tightened the deadlines for commissioning two new generation missile attack early warning radars, the general director of the Minsk Radio Engineering Institute, Sergey Boyev, told the media on Tuesday.
"The Defense Ministry has asked us to commission two more facilities ahead of time. We will do our best, of course. There are updated schedules already. The concern’s entire industrial segment has been shifted to a more intensive mode of operation," he said.
Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu issued orders to ensure the radars’ early commissioning in late 2014. Besides, the deadlines for deploying new generation Voronezh-M and Voronezh-DM radars have been revised and moved from 2020 to 2018 in view of US plans for deploying missile defense systems in Europe and Alaska.
The plans for building radars in other regions of the country are proceeding in accordance with plans.
"Then there will follow the other radars - in Orsk (the Urals), Murmansk and Vorkuta (the Arctic). Everything will be accomplished on time," Boyev said.
The high factory readiness radars from the Mints Radio Engineering Institute possess far higher technical and tactical parameters than the previous generation radars. They consume far less energy, take up far less space and require fewer personnel. The Voronezh-DM radar has a range of 6,000 kilometers. It is capable of identifying, tracking and classifying modern and future air and space attack weapons, including ballistic and aerodynamic ones.
The US has announced plans to reject the deployment of the fourth stage of the missile defense system in Europe and to refocus towards protection against potential North Korea missile attacks. Infographics by TASS