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Russia bolsters its long-range EW capabilities

18th January 2019 - 10:30 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia

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The Russian MoD has reported the completion of the first deployment phase of a multi-level early warning (EW) radar network. 

The four newly-commissioned long-range radar systems are intended for detection and the tracking of air and space targets well beyond Russia’s borders, and provide overlapping of the monitored airspace sectors. The second phase of the effort will see deployment of four more systems.

According to the Russian daily Izvestiya, citing Russian MoD sources, the most important event in this first phase, reported in December 2018, is the commissioning of the 29B6 Container over-the-horizon radar system at Kovylkino, some 400km

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Alexander Mladenov is a Shephard correspondent based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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