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PREMIUM: Russia revives early warning satellite system with enhanced capabilities

22nd June 2020 - 11:00 GMT | by Leonid Nersisyan in Yerevan

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With the launch on 22 May of the fourth Tundra-series satellite into long-dwell orbit, deployment was completed of the minimum capability in the Russian early warning missile defence system.

Tundra satellites operate as part of the Kupol integrated space system (formerly known as EKS), which is designed to track ballistic ...

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