According to the news released by “Krasnaya Zvezda”, Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces General Sergei Surovikin said that Russian experts developed a new radar system to track hypersonic threats.
In the interview, General stated, “Works are still in progress with up-to-date components to develop Nioby which is a new radar station. Technical specifications of new radar system will be beyond of the operational Nebo-M radar’s capabilites and range of various aeroplanes including hypersonic targets.”
New radar system is being developed to increase the accuracy of tracking hypersonical targets in close range.
Russia deployed Nebo-M radar in east of the country
In the beginning of May, Russian Ministry of Defence announced that deployment of the Nebo-M radar in Russian military bases in Far East was completed.
Russian authorities also stated that with the deployment of this radar, its air defence reached a level where aircraft at long distance, unmanned air vehicles, cruise missiles and hypersonic targets. As such, target data collected by radars will be real-timely transmitted to launchers.
It is known that those radar systems were previously deployed in Crimea and Nebo-M was procured in there in beginning of 2018. Russia continues to bolster its power in the region through deploying new systems in Arctic and Far East.
The order length of Russia across Arctic Ocean is about 20.000 kilometers. Russia has a variety of military bases and nuclear-powered icebreakers in this region for Northern Fleet.