Voronezh-M modular station of highly compatible structure is intended for usage as part of the missile warning system. The stations will substitute old ones located in Ukraine and Azerbaijan. The main aim of the new missile system is to warn about the launch of ballistic missiles in the north-west direction and also send data about cosmic objects to the system of cosmic space control.
The range of Voronezh-M station is up to 6000 km. It enables considerable increase of target location accuracy and ensures missile navigation and control. It provides simultaneous control of 500 objects. Its cost is over 1,5 billion rubles.
The station will replace the Soviet station located in Latvia that was destroyed by local nationalists. Its construction started in 2005 and the first test launch took place in December 2006. February 2012 is marked by the final launch.
The period of assemble doesn’t exceed 1,5-2 years.The station consists of blocks that contain 23 units of equipment supplied in containers made at the factory.
The surrounding territory is under current.
The station is serviced by 18 people.
Today the soldiers are welcomed not by Marshall Zhukov on a white horse but by priests.