Air defense systems (air defense) and combat aviation in the Western Military District (ZVO) will soon be united under the control of a new unified automated control system (ACS). Integration will make it possible to create protection from missiles and fighters in the space from St. Petersburg to Voronezh. Sources in the Ministry of Defense reported this to Izvestia on Thursday, December 10.
According to the interlocutors of the publication, an integrated automated control system will begin to form as part of the sixth army of the Russian Air Force of the Air Defense of the Western Military District in 2021. It will include several digital subsystems that will take control of fighters, anti-aircraft systems, as well as radio and radar stations.
Earlier, a similar principle was tested in Crimea – a single ACS was created to integrate air defense on the peninsula in 2018.
Experts believe that, due to the international situation, it is now especially important to develop an air defense system precisely on the western borders.
According to experts, the introduction of modern automation is necessary to meet the high level of rearmament of domestic troops.
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