Russia has renewed a space echelon warning of the launch of US missiles

The time for a decision on retaliation is shortening

Russian space forces have successfully launched a satellite in the interests of the Ministry of Defense from the Pleseck military spaceport in the Arkhangelsk region have increased their missile warning capabilities. Alexei Leonkov, a well-known military expert, editor of Arsenal of the Fatherland magazine, announced this.

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Missile Warning System & ndash; strategic element in ensuring the security of the country. The purpose of this system is & ndash; detect as soon as possible the launch of a potential enemy's strategic missiles in the direction of Russia and provide the necessary information to the country's military-political leadership: how many ballistic missiles are flying, where they are going, how long they should fly to the target on a ballistic trajectory. & nbsp;

Based on this information, the Commander-in-Chief decides on a retaliatory strike, ie the launch of our ground and naval strategic missiles at the most important targets in enemy territory. If the missile attack warning system works as it should, then a nuclear retaliation is guaranteed. It is this circumstance that prevents a potential opponent from attacking.

The Missile Warning System (EWS) has two main components: a network of Voronezh ground-based radar stations, capable of detecting the launch of alien ballistic missiles thousands of kilometers from our borders and calculating their trajectory, and the so-called space sequence. EWS & ndash; constellations of special satellites that are “focused” to detect the launch of ballistic missiles from space.

It is clear that satellites are more efficient in this regard. See & # 39; everything on the opposite side of the Earth from us. In the 1990s, the space segment of our missile attack warning system “ failed & # 39; & # 39 ;, the old satellites were out of service, the new ones were not launched. This has reduced the possibilities of the early warning system. And now, as Alexei Leonkov wrote in his Telegram channel, the space sequence of the missile attack warning system has been revived.

“ New Missile Attack Warning System (SPRN) with the launch of the 4th satellite & # 39; & # 39; Tundra & # 39; & # 39; completed to the minimum operational level, & # 39; & # 39; wrote an expert.

He explained that the space segment of Russia's early warning missile system was involved in creating a retaliatory impending strike.

Leonkov recalled that the Soviet space group's missile attack warning system, called the Eye, consisted of 9 US-K satellites and was involved in creating a retaliatory strike.

Since 1991, Oko has been upgraded to the Oko-1 system with US-KMO satellites. Space Segment & # 39; Oko-1 & # 39; was to consist of seven satellites. Until 2014, only two US-KMO satellites remained in orbit. Since 2015, only the ground segment of above-horizontal radars, which formed the retaliation algorithm, has been operating in the Russian missile attack warning system. Considerable effort and resources have been expended to restore the space floor.

“ The appearance of the space segment consisting of Tundra satellites, “ the expert writes, “ significantly reduces the time needed to make a decision. for retaliation. & # 39; & # 39;

The US has a similar system. It has five SBIRS-GEO satellites in geostationary orbit and 4 SBIRS-HEO satellites. Geostationary orbit satellites with an altitude of & ndash; under 40,000 kilometers, able to “ hang & # 39; & # 39; over a certain area of ​​the Earth, conducting continuous observation.

According to Leonkov, the US warning system “ has little time to analyze and decide on the impact. & # 39; & # 39;

“ This is probably why the use of US nuclear weapons as the main tactic is & nbsp; since 2018 & nbsp; chose & nbsp; preemptive strike, & # 39; & # 39; wrote Leonkov.

The only thing that keeps them from such a strike against the targets in Russia is the understanding that they are guaranteed a retaliatory strike.


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