C4iSR: Joint & Common Equipment

Russia gives more details about Voronezh early warning radar station for Crimea

05 April 2019

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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