Russia Deployed Rezonans-NE Radar Systems Near Israeli Border

  • The Resonans-NE radar system is designed for long-range detection, tracking, determination of coordinates and movement parameters of a wide class of modern and promising targets.
  • The radar can operate in circular scanning mode or within a certain sector.
  • Iran has 4 Rezonans-NE radar systems.

Concern is rising over reports of Russian Armed Forces deployment of Resonans-NE radar systems near the Israeli border. The Resonans-NE radar system is designed for long-range detection, tracking, determination of coordinates and movement parameters of a wide class of modern and promising targets, including cruise and ballistic missiles, hypersonic aircraft, even those manufactured using stealth technology.

Russian testing polygon for Resonans-NE located in Anapa.

Due to super-resolution by an additional coordinate (radial velocity), the system has high capabilities for recognizing target classes. The Resonans-NE radar station is a solid-state coherent radar with a circular view of the meter-long range of radio waves with a non-rotating phased array antenna. The radar has a high degree of automation and adaptation to external interference. The radar operation modes are set automatically or by the operator based on the results of the target and interference situation analysis.

It can be used in automated and non-automated control systems for military and civil purposes. To solve the problems of identification, the radar is equipped with a ground-based radio interrogator.

The deployed complexes were found in two locations in the Eastern Mediterranean, including the area along the Israeli-Egyptian border.

Last year, the military analytical source GlobalSecurity wrote that “the Russian radar Resonance-NE located in Egypt tracks the movement of all objects in the airspace not only over Egypt, but also over Israel and Syria. According to a number of sources, Russia will regular deliveries of Resonans-NE to the Middle East in 2020.” Russia is on schedule. The coronavirus is not an obstacle for Vladimir Putin’s grandiose plans.

Resonans-Ne radar system location in Iran.

Two radars can detect aircraft and missiles at a distance of up to 1,100 km, blocking all strategic directions.

The location of these radars was not chosen by chance. It allows you to detect various types of aircraft and missiles at long distances in advance, thereby alerting the Egyptian Air Force and defense forces of any air threat.

Global Security confirms this:

“The very high frequency counter-stealth early warning radar [VHF] Rezonans-NE is designed to effectively detect a wide range of current and future aerial targets, including low-visibility cruise and ballistic missiles, hypersonic aircraft, and targets masked by hard electronic countermeasures (ECM), including in a chaotic environment.”  These systems are currently in service with the Russian Air Force. Iran and Algeria also have Resonans-NE radar systems.

Resonans-NE radar system location in Algeria.

Rezonans-NE is constantly being improved in relation to achievements in the aircraft and missile field.

The radar can operate in circular scanning mode or within a certain sector. In addition to peacetime tasks, it can provide early warning of an air attack and information support for air defense and air defense operations. Rezonans-NE includes up to four radar modules, each of which provides 90-degree azimuth control and can operate independently.

The timing of the systems deployment is interesting, since at present discussion of the Iran embargo is on the table. Additionally, Israel will start discussions about West Bank annexation in the next two months.

It is clear the Kremlin is going ahead with its agenda with an attempt to change the geopolitical balance.

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Christina Kitova

I spent most of my professional life in finance, insurance risk management litigation.

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