As reported by the Russian Defense Ministry’s press service, in the past year, the Russian Aerospace Forces received five Nebo-M radar stations, which have already been put in combat duty. Currently, 10 such stations are in use. Additionally, in 2016 the army received Podlet-K1. Overall, there are more than 30 new Podlet-K1 stations and all-altitude detectors on duty that provide air defense in the capital. The unique system which does not have a western counterpart can detect more than 200 targets of different types.
According to the TV channel Zvezda, the Nebo-M is a mobile radar system designed to detect aircrafts (including ones built with stealth technology), helicopters and ballistic missiles at medium and high altitudes.