The Russian Ministry of Defence has given further details of its proposed Voronezh strategic early warning radar station to be built in Crimea, the Izvestia news portal reported on 2 April.
Plans for the radar site were first reported in 2017. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2019, for completion by 2023. The station is the Voronezh-M variant operating in the metre-band with a detection range of up to 6,000 km, not the Voronezh-SM version operating in the shorter centimetre-band previously reported.
Difficulties have been reported in providing sufficient electricity for the high consumption required by the 10-storey Voronezh system, but Crimea recently began supplying excess energy to the Kuban region on the Russian 'mainland'.
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