Russian Military to Strengthen Radar Defenses in 2014

MOSCOW, January 8 (RIA Novosti) – The Russian Aerospace Defense Force will add dozens of radars this year, a force spokesman said Wednesday.

The list includes six Nebo-M active electronically scanned arrays (AESA) and a mix of 23 Podlyot low-altitude and Sopka medium- and high-altitude radars, the spokesman told journalists.

An unspecified number of modernized Kasta and Desna radars is also on the list.

The Aerospace Defense Force also plans to add a regiment of S-400 Triumph air defense missile systems in 2014, the force’s commander Alexander Golovko said earlier.

The force will also prioritize deployment of Voronezh-M early warning radars in Orenburg Region in the Urals and Siberia’s Altai and Krasnoyarsk regions, Golovko said.

Last year, the Russian military added about 20 radars of different classes and modifications, including Gamma-S, Nebo-U and Podlyot-K.

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