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Russia's Central MD unit receives Aistyonok system

19th January 2018 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The Russian Army Central Military District's (MD) 90th Tank Division in Ural has deployed the portable Aistyonok radar reconnaissance and fire control system, the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) announced on 16 January.

According to the Russian MoD, the new equipment can monitor trajectories of projectiles automatically and locate impact points. The radar also provides fire control and enemy fire location at distances of up to15km.

This fire control unit is designed to improve the accuracy of missile and artillery strikes and reduce the consumption of ammunition.

In December 2017, SNAR-10M1 self-propelled radar stations went into service with artillery subunits of the division. These stations are intended forthe reconnaissance of moving ground, air and surface targets and can detect enemy equipment at ranges of up to 40km.

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