Deployment of Resonance-N Radar Systems Continues in the Arctic
In November, in the Arctic, the third radar complex "Resonance-N" goes on combat duty on the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. It will be able to detect, under the conditions of electronic countermeasure and natural interference, ballistic objects of any complexity, as well as cruise missiles, hypersonic targets and aircraft created using the stealth technology.
The radar system is already on and it is in test mode. In the near future it will be transferred to the units of the radio-technical troops of the 45th Air Force and Air Defense Army, which is part of the Northern Fleet. In total, Russian air defense in the Arctic region should soon acquire four of these Resonance-N radars. Two of them are already on combat duty.
The new complex was specially modernized to operate in the Far North. It will seriously enhance the combat capabilities of the air defense group in the Arctic region; it is most convenient for a likely enemy to strike in areas of the Ural, Siberia and Central Russia through it.
The technical capabilities of the Resonance-N radar allow it to detect and issue target designations for aerodynamic air targets at ranges up to 600 km, for ballistic targets - up to 1200 km. At the same time, it discovers targets at altitudes of up to 100 km.
The "Resonance-N" radar is developed on a modular basis. It significantly reduces the cost of its production due to the subsequent assembly of special containers, which all nodes of the station are located in. In the end, it allows you to make the station quite mobile.
Ready containers from manufacturers are delivered by road, rail, water or air transport to the place of subsequent installation. If necessary, this radar can be transported very quickly and installed in a new location. And if necessary, it can also be quickly modified to increase combat capabilities by embedding similar containers from the stations of the same type.
Phased antenna array significantly expands the capabilities of the complex, and the locator can automatically exchange data with other radars. The radar station fits on a site measuring 100 by 100 meters. It controls the airspace around in a circular mode, with a 360-degree view.
The station is equipped with a friend-or-foe target recognition system and can operate stably both at the lowest and highest air temperatures, with wind speed up to 50 m/s.
At the same time, the radar is capable of tracking over 500 targets, providing early warning of an air attack and providing information about the air situation to aviation and air defense systems during combat actions.
A key feature of the radar complex is the absence of rotatable antennas, which are usually used to provide all-round visibility. Here, a circular overview is carried out using electronic means of space control. It significantly reduces the energy supply necessary for the operation of the complex, increases the resource and increases the reliability of the locator. The radar does not lose effectiveness in conditions of electronic countermeasure or strong natural interference.
It is important that in the coverage area of the radar complex all aircraft, created using the technology to reduce radar visibility, are visible. All this is due to the fact that the Resonance-N radar implements the principle of resonant radar location to detect a wide class of air targets. The method has been worked out and tested on various mathematical models both in the natural conditions and at the test grounds.
In the export version, Resonance-N is supplied to other countries of the world. So, the Egyptian Resonance-N radar tracks the movement of all objects in the airspace not only over the territory of Egypt, but also Israel and Syria. According to a number of sources, in 2020 Russia will begin regular deliveries of Resonance-N to the Middle East.