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    JohninMK

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    Voronezh-DM type radar station

    Post  JohninMK on Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:24 am

    Russian defense enterprises are to build a heavy-duty radar station to warn of potential missile strikes on Russia, according to Sergei Boyev, chief executive of the holding company that will construct the missile attack warning system.

    The Voronezh-DM type radar station will be deployed in Russia's northwest near the city of Murmansk (1,160 miles north of Moscow), where Boyev says it "will cover the main missile-threat direction" in the western area.

    The new station will be able to detect ballistic, space and aerodynamic objects, including cruise missiles.


    https://rbth.com/defence/2016/11/18/moscow-to-create-heavy-duty-radar-station-in-northwest-russia_648859
    http://alert5.com/2016/11/21/russia-to-construct-voronezh-dm-radar-near-murmansk/

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    Voronezh-DM

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:25 pm

    A continuous radar coverage along the perimeter of Russia is now in place, with 7 stations. https://regnum.ru/news/polit/2220812.html?utm_medium=referral&utm_source=lentainform&utm_campaign=regnum.ru&utm_term=1245878s10306&utm_content=4961283
    Voronezh-DM" in the district of Yeniseisk Krasnoyarsk Territory for the 1st time detected a missile launch from the United States. https://sputniknews.com/military/201610081046140686-new-russian-radar-worth-the-price/
    The article says 10 stations r planned-so, r the 7 already built enough or not? I guess now they don't have to use their AWACS & MiG-31 planes as much for routine/extra AD patrolling along their borders!


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    Re: Voronezh EW radar: News

    Post  Benya on Sat Dec 24, 2016 10:38 pm

    Tsavo Lion wrote:The article says 10 stations r planned-so, is the 7 already built enough or not?

    Well, not really. The smallest blind spot on Russia's missile detection shield could be easily exploited by a potential enemy.

    This is the map of the currently working/under construction/proposed "Voronezh"radars.


    From here: Arrow http://www.milkavkaz.net/2016/08/kakovo-sostoyanie-protivoraketnoj-oborony-vks-rf.html

    I listed them for you: (Operational, under construction, proposed)

    (from West to East)

    - Pionerskiy (Voronezh-DM) (Kaliningrad)
    - Lekhtusi (Voronezh-M) (Leningrad region)
    - Olenegorsk (Voronezh-VP) (Murmansk region)
    - Armavir (Voronezh-DM) (Krasnodar region)
    - Orsk (Voronezh-M) (Orenburg region)
    - Vorgashor (Voronezh-M) (Komi Republic)
    - Barnaul (Voronezh-DM) (Altay region)
    - Yeniseisk (Voronezh-DM) (Krasnoyarsk region)
    - Mishelevka (Voronezh-DM) (Irkutsk region)
    - Zeya (Voronezh-DM) (Amur region)
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    Re: Voronezh EW radar: News

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:14 pm

    In the list, I counted 6 in operational red, not 7. Agreed, it makes sense to have  more than absolute minimum to ensure & constant coverage + allow for maintenance, attrition/hostile action, natural disasters, etc. I can't access the map u posted.


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    Re: Voronezh EW radar: News

    Post  George1 on Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:29 pm

    Barnaul, Yeniseisk, Orsk are not operational yet.
    In Armavir there are 2 radars


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    Re: Voronezh EW radar: News

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sat Dec 24, 2016 11:48 pm

    It's clear to me that the radars in Barnaul & Vorgashor will cover the gap in W.Siberia, N.Russia, Barents & Kara Seas & up to the N.Pole, Ukraine, Belarus, E.Poland & the Baltics. Pretty good way to monitor air & naval activity around the perimeter of Eurasia! They could also share intel. with China, N.Korea & Iran, if need be! But, can these radars detect low flying UAVs & cruise missiles?


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    Re: Voronezh EW radar: News

    Post  Austin on Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:47 am

    Interesting article

    As Russian "discreetly" deployed missile defense

    http://politrussia.com/vooruzhennye-sily/kak-rossiya-laquo-nezametno-raquo-426/

    It may look Russian missile defense

    http://politrussia.com/vooruzhennye-sily/kak-mozhet-vyglyadet-228/

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    Re: Voronezh EW radar: News

    Post  Austin on Thu May 25, 2017 5:48 pm

    Russian radars able to track asteroids

    https://www.gazeta.ru/army/2017/05/23/10687841.shtml
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    Re: Voronezh EW radar: News

    Post  George1 on Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:23 am

    Plugging the Air Defense 'Gorbachev Gap': Russia's Voronezh Radar in Action

    A new Voronezh-DM radar station, part of Russia's early warning system, will enter combat duty in Krasnoyarsk region outside Yeniseysk by late 2017,
    according to Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu. RIA Novosti defense contributor Andrei Kotz explains how the system will plug the air defense gap left by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev.

    At the moment, the Krasnoyarsk Voronezh-DM complex is already operating in test mode. However, observers say its future potential is even more significant.

    Reporting to the defense minister during Shoigu's visit to the region on Tuesday, Aerospace Defense Forces Commander Lt.-Gen. Alexander Golovko said that "as part of combat alert duty in 2016, [Russia's] missile warning system, specialized means of space control and anti-missile defense detected over 40 launches of foreign and domestic ballistic missiles and space rockets."

    The Voronezh program is Russia's latest-generation of ground-based early warning systems. At the moment, ten Voronezh-DM (UHF) radar and Voronezh-M/-VP (VHF) radar sites are deployed, planned, or under construction, including the Yeniseysk complex.

    Commenting on the special importance of the Yeniseysk system in an article for RIA Novosti, military analyst Andrei Kotz wrote that at the moment, Russia is rushing to restore and surpass its Soviet-era missile early warning capabilities.

    The Yeniseysk complex is a Voronezh-DM system, works in the decimeter range, and can simultaneously track up to 500 objects at a range of up to 10,000 km. It can detect all ballistic, space-based and air-based objects up to 6,000 km over the horizon, or 8,000 km vertically, thereby covering near space. The first station of this modular radar type was introduced in 2006.

    Speaking to RIA Novosti, retired air defense officer Mikhail Khodarenok explained that the Voronezh radar system is "designed to detect ballistic missiles and their warheads over the radar horizon."

    "They work in automatic mode, operating according to a special program for the observation of space, and have a very high probability of detecting targets soon after launch. The information from the systems is immediately transferred to a command post near Solnechnogorsk [a town in the Moscow region]. There, the data is processed and analyzed, after which it is sent to General Headquarters, which decides what to do next. If a mass launch is discovered, the most likely decision is to launch a counter-missile or missile counterattack. The entire process takes only a matter of minutes."

    Khodarenok explained that Voronezh radars are able to not only pinpoint a ballistic missile target, but also instantly calculate its flight trajectory, and the time and location where its warhead(s) will fall. In addition, the radar systems serve the valuable peacetime role of monitoring and identification of space junk, including hundreds of possibly dangerous objects, from dead satellites, to rocket boosters, and other trash.

    The retired officer noted that the Russian radar operators carefully document this space junk, and add it to special catalogues to distinguish it from ICBMs entering the atmosphere. To date, only Russia and the United States have this capability.

    There is also another very important point worth mentioning, Khodarenok said. "Russia has managed to do what the USSR couldn't in its own time: to create an all-aspect missile attack warning system. In the Soviet Union, up to its collapse, there was a serious gap in the northeasterly direction, which was not covered by early missile warning systems," the expert explained.

    "I am referring about the northern part of the Pacific Ocean and part of Alaska. In the event of full-scale nuclear war, the missile submarines of the likely enemy would have the opportunity to stage attacks on our cities and military targets from these areas, with our systems detecting these launches too late," he added.

    "This direction was supposed to be covered by a Daryal-U type radar, which was being built outside Yeniseysk. However, in 1987, Mikhail Gorbachev, succumbing to pressure from the US, suspended the project. In 1989, the project was dismantled, at 90% completion. The 'Gorbachev gap' remained open for 28 years."

    Later this year, thanks to the Voronezh radar system, the gap will finally be closed for good.

    https://sputniknews.com/military/201706071054416083-voronezh-fills-Gorbachev-air-defense-gap/


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    Re: Voronezh EW radar: News

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Sat Jun 10, 2017 11:29 pm

    Rogozin: Russia will be completely closed by anti-missile dome
    https://news.rambler.ru/video/37085054-rogozin-rasskazal-o-kupole-kotorym-zakroyut-rossiyu/?smi2=1&updated=news

    This is more than USA has, as its land based BMD doesn't cover SW/S/SE vectors. Not sure if the system in Europe is fully operational to cover the NE vector. But we have ship based BMD.

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    Re: Voronezh EW radar: News

    Post  Austin on Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:57 am

    New-generation Voronezh-DM radar set up near Yeniseysk in the Krasnoyarsk Territory in East Siberia will be put into operation before the yearend,

    https://www.armyrecognition.com/june_2017_global_defense_security_news_industry/russian_radar_voronezh-dm_in_service_end_of_2017_80706173.html

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