Russian-made Protivnik-GE radar enters in service with Belarusian air defense branch 51808163

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Russian-made Protivnik-GE radar enters in service with Belarusian air defense branch
The Protivnik-GE medium/high-altitude radar has been fielded with an air defense unit of the Belarusian Armed Forces, according to the Belarusian Defense Ministry.
     
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Russian-made Protivnik-GE radar (Photo Vitaly Kuzmin)
     
"Now, they can acquire and track ballistic targets," the Defense Ministry noted, "and extend the aerial target acquisition range, increase the mobility of an automated task force and slash the radar’s operating costs owing to the up-to-date technologies embodied in it."

According to Major General Oleg Belokonev, chief, General Staff/first deputy defense minister, the delivery of the radar is a milestone for the AD radar forces, signifying the latter’s transition "to a radically higher level of upholding national defense, which boosts the radar forces’ combat capabilities and mobility." Belarusian Air and Air Defense Force Commander Major General Oleg Dvigalyov said another radar of the type would be fielded early next year, with Belarus to receive a total of seven Protivnik-GE radars by 2020.

The Protivnik-GE mobile 3D radar is designed to acquire and track strategic and tactical planes, air-launched and ballistic missiles and small low-speed aircraft in electronic countermeasures-heavy environment and feed the resultant data to the automation systems of command posts. The system’s few vehicles and automated antenna mast extension system allow quick deployment in an austere position and displacement in slightly more than 30 min.
     
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