SOURCE: RAUNAK KUNDE / NEWS BEAT / IDRW.ORG
According to the reliable industrial sources close to idrw.org, India has opted to integrate soon to be procured Russian S-400 Air Defence system with IAF operated EL/M-2080 Green Pine and Super Green Pine Radar systems which will boosts S-400 systems tracking and interception capabilities even further.
S-400 Air Defence System usually comes with 91N6E Search and Acquisition Radars (S-Band, X-band) which has a range of 600km and 92N6E Grave Stone Multimode radar with a 400-kilometer range but with the integration of Super Green Pine Radar systems with S-400, will now ensure that the system gets enhanced tracking range of 800 to 900 km which is very crucial to ensure the system has a second shot capability.
India has opted to procure only very-long-range 40N6 (400 km) and the long-range 48N6 (250 km) missile interceptor out of the family of four Interceptor missiles. Super Green Pine Radar systems are capable of tracking ballistic missiles from a range up to 500km and are also part of Isreali Arrow Anti-Tactical Ballistic Missile (ATBM) which they have developed with the United States.
Swordfish long-range tracking AESA radar which is an enhanced variant of the Green Pine Radar systems developed locally in India is already part of India’s indigenous missile defense system which is all set to be deployed to protect two key major cities of the country soon. According to Phase-II development plans of India’s indigenous missile defense system, DRDO already has started working to develop a new range of Swordfish long-range tracking AESA radar which will have double the range from its current variant.
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