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Ukraine to field new air defence radar

18th December 2017 - 14:30 GMT | by Alexander Mladenov in Sofia


The Ukrainian government has announced the go-ahead for testing of the new Iskra 80K6T 3D air surveillance radar for the country’s armed forces. 

Offered by the state-owned defence industry conglomerate Ukroboronprom, it is capable of feeding targeting information to all surface-to-air missile systems currently in service with the Ukraine armed forces. 

The information derived from the radar can be also used for forming a recognised air picture of the national air defence system and for air traffic control purposes.  

In addition to detection of aircraft-type targets at up to 500km (270nm) range, it is also advertised as being capable of

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Alexander Mladenov


Alexander Mladenov

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

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