|Viktor Sokirko. Our first response to U.S. missile defense system - a radar near Kaliningrad to be put into operation on 29 November
It will be put into operation before the schedule – after strict statements of Dmitrij Medvedev in response to the US refusal on giving guarantees for non-directing the missile defence system against Russia.
The President has ordered theMinistry of Defenselast week already to enterinto service theradarinthe Kaliningrad Region, which will help to strengthen theprotectionof objectsof strategic nuclearforces in the region. To start with the radar will be put on the experimental alert duty, and it is expected thatthis will happen already on Tuesday, 29 November, andafter testingthe radar will finallycome into operation.
The-horizonradarmissile warning station "Voronezh-DM" is locatedin the Pioneerskojevillage of the Kaliningrad region. The station iscapable of controlling thewestern direction, within the radius of its action up to6 000kilometers, whichwould "cover" the entire Europe. Radar candetect missile launches, control the airspace and cosmos in the West as fromthe North Pole tothe North of Africa.
As explained tousin the Defense Ministry, the radar is a partofearly warning(EWS) and is able toact effectivelyfor the benefit ofinformation provisionto curbrocket attacksonRussia.
In particular,"Voronezh"can warna missile attackonimportant state andmilitary facilitiesin Moscow. Developedat the MoscowScientific Research Instituteof distant wireless communication, the new station has been installedof 23units oftechnological equipment, consumes 40% less energy, and it can be quicklydeployedandredeployedin a new location.
Material has been prepared by the Centre of Geopolitical Studies with reference to the article from "Комсомольская правда" of 28 11 2011