A radar shield to detect low-flying targets, such as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has been put into operation above all major Russian cities, a senior Russian military official has told TASS Sunday.
"At present, we have a low-altitude radar field in operation above all major Russian cities," said Maj. Gen. Andrei Koban, the commander of the Radio-Technical Troops of the Russian Aerospace Forces.
"We are focused on re-arming the troops with advanced systems and automated control equipment, [with] systems that can control the airspace in the automated mode," he said. "This goal has already been reached in the Moscow zone."
Another priority area is creating a radar network to control airspace in Russia’s Arctic zone, Koban added.
Russias Energia Rocket and Space Corporation will test the new electric propulsion rocket engine operating on iodine this month end, TASS reports quoting the companys press office as saying. "The developers will hold the ground tests of the propulsion unit already in late June," project co-head and design engineer Pavel Shcherbina said
The Russian Armys advanced Terminator combat vehicles will soon be armed with a 30mm controlled burst shells, the press office of Techmash Scientific and Production Association told TASS on Thursday. The work on developing these munitions is at the final stage, Techmash said
A Russian twin-engine medium-sized military-transport aircraft IL-276 is preparing for multiple certification tests for both military and civil aviation, simultaneously. According to Ilyushin press release dated June 5, the tests will be conducted jointly with the state one for the first time in the domestic aircraft industry
Russia will begin work on building the first nuclear powered combined guided missile destroyer for the Navy in 2020, Navy Deputy Commander-in-Chief for Armament said. "A preliminary design [of the destroyer] has been made
Londons Heathrow and Gatwick airports have ordered military grade anti-drone equipment following cancellation of several flights affecting over 140,000 passengers in Gatwick alone after drone sightings in mid-December last year. The airports confirmed that the anti-drone defenses are worth “several million pounds,” without giving further details,
Russias new heavy attack drone will reportedly begin flight tests in 2018, TASS reports
The Russian militarys fifth generation Protivnik-GE 3D surveillance radar has entered the service of air defense units in Samara region. The radar is designed to control the space, detect, and determine the coordinates (azimuth, range, and altitude), speed and flight trajectory of air targets at long ranges and high altitude heights, the Russian ministry of defense press service reported Tuesday
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