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Radars look over the horizon in the High North

7th May 2021 - 17:43 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia


Rezonans-N radar installation. (Photo: Russian MoD)

Rezonans-N radar installations will include surveillance of vast areas of airspace over Norway and Finland.

The Russian military is enhancing its Arctic air defence network by setting up a chain of five Rezonans-N over-the-horizon (OTH) radar sites, reflecting a sharply intensified projection of power by Moscow in the ‘High North’.

A third Rezonans-N radar site has been completed and is on track to be commissioned in June on Novaya Zemlya Island to the north of the Kola Peninsula.

According to Alexander Shramchenko, director-general of radar manufacturer Nits Rezonans, the company is currently assisting the 45th Air and Air Defence Forces Army in preparing the new OTH radar site for operations.

Two other Rezonans-N radar sites …

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