ARMS RACE: RUSSIA’S NEW P-18R RADAR ABLE TO DETECT STEALTH AIRCRAFT

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As the geopolitical situation between Russia and the U.S is quite tense, Russia has upped the ante and announced a new radar station that can detect state of the art stealth aircraft.

A modern P-18R radar station capable of recognizing stealth aircraft has now equipped the joint Russian Air Force unit and the Eastern Military District’s Kamchatka anti-aircraft defense system.

“Soon the equipment will be put into operation,” the District press service said on Monday.

The radar is designed to detect aerial objects, measure their location, as well as azimuth and radial velocity, automatically track targets and recognize their class, and transmit information to an integrated control system.

Among the advantages of radar are the high detection range and high accuracy in determining target coordinates as well as effective detection of aerial objects using stealth technology. The equipment has high reliability and protection against interference.

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Meanwhile, Russia has also successfully developed and tested a radar that can be used on drones to explore the Arctic region, said the director general of Russian company RTI Systems, Maksim Kuzyuk.

“According to the results of the research, the experimental prototype of our airborne radar, which we plan to install on unmanned aerial vehicles, has demonstrated results that go beyond the characteristics of the previous aerial radars. It is able to determine the level of cohesion, type and trajectory of the ice movement, as well as explore the meteorological situation,” Kuzyuk said.

The relevance of this device is determined by the fact that in Russia today there are no serially produced systems capable of conducting an exploration operation on frozen fields and monitoring the drift of icebergs, according to the CEO.

“For this reason, the effectiveness of search and rescue operations is complicated, the geological exploration work is not fully implemented and the safety of navigation on the Arctic routes decreases.”

The new Arctic radar is capable of assessing the thickness of the ice in the navigation route of ships, providing information support for rescue operations and performing environmental monitoring of the Arctic platform, the entrepreneur concluded.

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