The formation of the Russian system of radar intelligence (HRD) “Liana”, which will cover the whole Earth, will be completed in 2019, have informed “news” in the Ministry of defence of the country.
The newspaper writes that until January 1, 2020, the planned launch of two satellites “Pion-NKS”, which together with a pair of spacecraft “LOTOS-s” will allow, “the Russian General staff to observe even small objects around the world.”
It is noted that the system “Liana”, which displays the satellites orbit at an altitude of 100 kilometers, capable, in particular, “to detect an object the size of a car and, if necessary, to bring on a system of high-precision weapons”.
Also, the publication indicates that “Liana” is created on the basis of the Soviet system of Maritime space reconnaissance and targeting “Legend”, the spacecraft which was bred to a height of 25 kilometers.
“In recent years, the distinction between civil and military satellites is erased, for example, the army communications on the closed channels can provide both regular companion. But electronic intelligence is a quite specific area, to cope with this task can only be military apparatus. In the civilian sector similar technology began to develop only recently, in particular, to control traffic on the roads,” — said the newspaper scientific Director of the space policy Institute Ivan Moiseev.
Foreign equivalent of “Creepers” the magazine says three American Lacrosse radar satellite.
In April it became known that the European company Thales Alenia Space France has completed the creation of the most powerful Russian communication satellite “Yamal-601”. The year before, in April of 2018, it was reported that the spacecraft of the GLONASS system by almost 40 percent composed of foreign components.
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