12 Apr 2019 18:14

Russian army to receive 6 Nebo-U radar stations in 2019

MOSCOW. April 12 (Interfax) - The Russian military received a Nebo-U radar station in the first quarter of 2019 and another five such statins will be commissioned before the end of this year, Valentin Markov, technical director of the Nizhny Novgorod television factory Nitel, said on Friday.

"The Nizhny Novgorod television factory repaired and modernized five II-18R radar stations and manufactured one average and high altitude mode radar station Nebo-U in the first quarter of 2019," Markov said at the unified military products commissioning day.

The delivery of another Nebo-U stations and 12 modernized II-18R stations is expected before the end of this year," he said.

The products have passed all types of tests envisaged by the technical documentation and the conditions of state contracts and they have been commissioned by the military, Markov said.

Over 50 II-18R radar stations are now in operation. They are on combat duty and are included in the air traffic control system. These stations are capable of detecting all types of targets and are highly mobile ad reliable.

The radar station Nebo-U is capable of detecting drones and ballistic targets at a range of up to 460 km.