Monday, November 28, 2022

Ukrainian Air Force receives new locally developed air defence radar

The Ukrainian Air Force has received the new 3-D surveillance radar 79K6 “Pelican”, developed by the Production Complex “Iskra” (part of UkrOboronProm).

The 79K6 “Pelican” mobile 3-D air surveillance radar for low, medium and high  altitudes with analog, coordinate and track outputs, operating off-line or as a part of regional and national automatic control post (ACP) is designed to be used:

  •  as a  part of anti-aircraft missile troops to issue targeting to anti-aircraft missile complexes;
  •  as an information link in the air forces and air defence units for air traffics control.

“Pelican” performs two main tasks: air defence – defines location of enemy air targets and transfers them to domestic fighters for immediate reaction and destruction of the enemy; as part of AA missile system – defines location of enemy vehicles; range – up to 400 km.


State-owned Enterprise “Scientific and Production Complex “Iskra”- a leading developer and manufacturer of ground-based radar technology defense sector of Ukraine.

Today SE “SPC “Iskra” – a design bureau and Electric Machinery Plant, united by the brand name ” Iskra “.

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