Ukroboronprom tests Pelican radar
Ukroboronprom has put the 79K6 Pelican 3D surveillance radar through testing during the Rubizh 2016 military exercise, the company announced on 23 October.
The Pelicon radar is a mobile radar system weighing 17t that can be deployed in 30 minutes.
The system is designed to perform air defence. It locates enemy air targets and transfers the data to response units. As part of the AA missile system it has a range of up to 400km.
Testing during Rubizh 2016 saw a technical battalion of radio technicians provide air space control using the 79K6 Pelican for the first time. According to the company the radar demonstrated ‘reliability and outstanding technical performance’.
Following the completion of the exercise the radar will be deployed to protect the airspace over the south of Ukraine.
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