Belarusian Air Force and Air Defense Forces has received the new large mobile L-band 3D surveillance radar designed by Nizhny Novgorod Research Institute of Radio Engineering (NNIIRT).
Chief of the General Staff of the Belarusian army, First Deputy Defense Minister, Major-General Oleg Belokonev noted: “It is a historical moment for the radio warfare troops of Belarus. The radar will greatly improve the combat ability of the radio warfare troops and will increase their mobility, thus enabling a brand new level of national security.”
“The Protivnik-GE early-warning radar has passed the government acceptance tests. The first radar went online today. Another one will be commissioned early next year. In accordance with the army weapon program Belarus is supposed to get seven radars like that by 2020. One of them will be used to train cadets of the Military Academy,” said Major-General Oleg Dvigalev, Chief of the Air Force and Air Defense Command of the Belarusian army.
The Protivnik-GE early-warning radar is a highly automated system that incorporates state-of-the-art radio location, computing technologies, and engineering solutions. It is a modern mobile tridimensional radar station able to detect aerodynamic and ballistic targets in a combat environment and can track simultaneously up to 200 targets at an altitude of up to 150km as far as 450km.
The radar is mobile, and with 15 minutes to deploy according to NNIIRT, it almost qualifies as “shoot and scoot”. It is carried on a pair of semitrailers thus providing high road transit speed. A 22 metre elevation mast system, probably the 40V6M, is claimed to be available, but imagery has yet to become available.