MOSCOW, February 15. /TASS/. Specialists are preparing to start assembling the latest Yakhroma radar station in Crimea to make part of Russia’s missile attack early warning system, Chief Designer of the Research Institute for Long-Range Radio Communications (within RTI Group) Sergei Saprykin told TASS on Monday.
"The works are in full swing to develop equipment and software (considering the vast potential accumulated from the previous versions of radars), begin the manufacturing process and prepare the Crimean facility for the assembly. The radar will go on combat alert within the designated timeframe, in accordance with the schedule approved by the defense minister," he said.
The radar will "integrate the latest solutions on digitalization in the hardware, which gives the chief designer a free hand in applying science-intensive algorithms of processing the data received on targets," Saprykin said.
The Yakhroma will be a new version of the Voronezh meter wavelength radar. It will be deployed between the decimeter Voronezh stations in Armavir and Kaliningrad, thus completing the work on building a two-range radar field, he said.
"The Yakhroma concludes the series of meter wavelength radars. Further on, there are plans to upgrade and build up the potential of deployed meter wavelength stations based on their integrated technologies," the chief designer said.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said at the ministry’s year-end board meeting in late December 2020 that the ministry would begin work next year for building a Yakhroma radar in Sevastopol.