ST. PETERSBURG, June 25. /TASS/. The Russian Podsolnukh-E over-the-horizon radar station possesses unique properties compared to its foreign rivals and can simultaneously track over 300 surface and air targets on an area of about 150,000 sq. km, Podsolnukh-E Chief Designer at the Research Institute of Long-Range Radio Communications Mikhail Skolotnev told TASS on Friday.
"The Podsolnukh can simultaneously identify over 200 surface targets. It can concurrently identify more than 100 air targets. Moreover, it provides complete data on each target from the time of its detection to the time of its exit from the sector," the chief designer said at the International Maritime Defense Show in St. Petersburg.
The Russian Podsolnukh-E radar offers major advantages compared to foreign surface wave radar stations. In particular, the Stradivarius radar developed by France and Israel cannot simultaneously detect aircraft and a large number of surface targets. The Podsolnukh also features combined receiver and transmitter positions while the Stradivarius has its receiver and transmitter sites located at a distance of 200 km, the chief designer explained.
Today there is no other radar, except for the Podsolnukh, that can simultaneously detect surface and air targets on an area of 150,00 sq. km of the 200-mile exclusive economic zone round the clock and in any climatic conditions," Skolotnev stressed.
The 10th International Maritime Defense Show-2021 (IMDS-2021) is running in St. Petersburg on June 23-27.