According to Boev, the location of the new Voronezh-M radar has already been determined, design work is underway, after which the construction of the station itself will begin. Specifying the timing of the start of construction, he explained that it will begin in the "near future".
While the design work is ongoing. Soon
- said Boev.
It was previously reported that the construction of the station should begin before the end of the 2019 year. In turn, the deputy commander of the Space Forces, Major General Igor Morozov, said earlier that the construction of the station is planned to be completed by the 2024 year.
The decision on the construction site and the start of work has already been made: the station will be built at the location of the old Dnepr radar station near Sevastopol. The new Voronezh-M radar in its capabilities is significantly superior to the old Dnepr radar, which at one time covered the Middle East region and could "see" the launches of ballistic missiles of various bases at a range of up to three and a half thousand kilometers. Radar "Voronezh-M" meter range have a viewing range of up to 4200 kilometers.
The deployment of the new radar station was previously announced in the Russian military. In 2017, representatives of the Ministry of Defense carried out work to determine the future location of the radar, but stopped at the location of the old Dnepr radar, which, after the collapse of the USSR, withdrew to Ukraine and became unusable as a result of non-use.
The Voronezh-M radar is a Russian early warning radar designed to detect and track ballistic and cruise missiles and other aerodynamic objects. A feature of Voronezh-type stations is a high factory readiness. No more than 18-24 months are allotted for the turnkey construction of the station, in contrast to the old-type stations being built from five to nine years.