The radar of the US nuclear missile strike warning system covers all the trajectories of Russian ballistic missiles that would be launched in the direction of the United States.
This was stated by Lt. General Viktor Poznihir, the First Deputy Chief of the Main Operations Directorate of the Russian General Staff, according to Interfax.
“The radio-location system of the US nuclear missile strike warning system covers all possible trajectories of Russian ballistic missiles launched in the direction of the U.S.,” said Poznihir at the 6th Moscow Conference on International Security.
“It covers almost the entire territory of Russia. These radar stations are able to track the flight of groups of intercontinental ballistic missiles and ballistic missiles launched from submarines and send target designations to anti-missile system radar stations,” said the representative of the General Staff.
The Russian military also noted that mobile sea-based radar systems near Alaska, stations in Romania and Poland, as well as missile defense information systems significantly improve the accuracy of information regarding the speed and target of intercontinental ballistic missiles and ballistic missiles launched from submarines, and hence increases the possibility of intercepting them.
The U.S. delivered equipment for the ground-based THAAD anti-missile defense system to South Korea, despite protests from Russia.