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Russian EMD troops exercise with Sopka-2 radar

31st October 2017 - 09:10 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Air Defence radar unit of the Russian armed forces’ Eastern Military District (EMD) has practised detection of air targets using the new Sopka-2 radar array complex deployed on Wrangel Island, the Russian Ministry of Defence announced on 27 October.

The Sopka-2 system has been designed to receive and analyse air traffic and airspace data, and is capable of identifying each aircraft flying in a group.

The unit performed missions to identify and locate coordinates of targets simulating enemy aircraft, as well as receive, process and analyse data on the air situation in the zone of responsibility.

The unit received data transmitted by airborne transponders on the aircraft and also measured distance, azimuth and altitude of air targets.

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