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New counter-battery radar system tested in Ukraine

1L220UK, developed by Iskra defense company surpasses the radars that are currently in service in the military
15:18, 8 April 2019

Counter-battery radar 1L220UK
Ukroboronprom

The Ukrainian military conducted successful tests of the counter-battery radar 1L220UK, Ukroboronprom defense concern reported.

The new device is developed by Iskra (Ukrainian for Sparkle, - 112 International) defense company. It is now ready for serial production of this facility so as to put it into service with the Ukrainian army.  

The tests that took place at a firing range of Ukraine's Armed Forces allowed to confirm the tactical and technical specifications of the new radar; it considerably surpasses those already in service.

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1L220UK is supposed to discover the locations of enemy artillery positions. Thanks to a powerful radio locating station, it is capable to detect the shells, and the digital system reconstructs the flight trajectories of these. 

'This allows to find out the accurate location of enemy guns, mortars, MLRS's and missile systems, as well as tactical missile launchers', Ukroboronprom stated. 

The capacity of the radar's digital active phase array antenna gives the opportunity to deploy the counter-battery radar in dozens of kilometers from the enemy position, observing the area in the sector of up to 180 degrees.

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