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Russia’s upgraded Leopard-M surveillance radar enters service

The Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation has announced on 8 January that upgraded SNAR-10 M1, or also named the Leopard-M, self-propelled surveillance radar arrived at the Central Military District.

According to a statement, SNAR-10 M1 antitank radar enters the service with troops of Central Military District under state defense order.

“The new station strengthens the combat capabilities of the artillery units of the tank formation stationed in the South Urals,” – said in a statement.


SNAR-10 M1 radar is designed for reconnaissance of moving ground, air and surface targets. The modern radar can detect vehicles, manpower, exploding shells at a range of 200m – 40km.

The station is equipped with an internal and external communication system with automated data transmission, and satellite navigation. Autonomous operation of the complex is at least three days. The crew is four people strong. The radar can be deployed into combat position in max 5.5 minutes.

The radar system is equipped with modern intercommunication and external communication facilities for automated data transmission, and an autonomous navigation system with digital terrain maps and satellite navigation subsystem. Standard equipment of the SNAR-10M1 includes autonomous navigation facilities with GLONASS/GPS, digital terrain map, intercommunication and external communication facilities and data transmission equipment. 

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