Russia Adds 3 New Radars to Missile Early Warning System

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Russia has declared three new Voronezh radars operational in Krasnodar, Krasnoyarsk, and Altay Krais. The early warning radar system possesses a 6,000 km range, and according to Colonel General Alexander Goloyko, it is designed to “provide continuous radar monitoring of all directions vulnerable to a potential missile attack.” The addition of these three radars brings the total number of systems to seven, with the previous four being located in Leningrad, Kaliningrad, Irkutsk, and Orenburg. Russia started replacing its missile warning radars in 2005, with the first to enter service in Lehtusi, Leningrad. Russia plans to continue replacing old radar stations with the new-generation Voronezh in Daryal, Dnepr, and Volga.