Tuesday, March 21, 2023

Ukrainian Army destroys Russian modern radar system in precise strike

A high-precision strike eliminates a Russian modern radar system in the southern Kherson region, Ukraine.

Images shared on social media show a charred Russian 48Ya6-K1 “Podlet K1” mobile three-coordinate S-Band radar marked with the ‘Z’ letter.

As noted by the website of Russia’s state arms exporter, the 48Ya6-K1 “Podlet K1” is an automated 3D low-altitude radar designed to be fitted in automated and manual control systems of the Air Defense and Air Force for automatic (semi-automatic) detection, coordinates management, tracking, state attribution (identification), flight information obtaining from aerial objects and prospective low-altitude means of air attack, including stealth ones, in forested and moderately rugged terrain and contested jamming and fire-intensive environment.


The radar is designed for low-altitude, a circular scan of a combat mode and inter-service application. It uses a phased-array antenna (the upper big array) for detecting and tracking of low-altitude aims.

The lower two back-to-back arrays are secondary radar, the thinner array for international standard (SIF Mark Ⅻ), the larger for the national Russian IFF. The narrow antenna next to the big array is a compensation antenna for protection against jamming.

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Dylan Malyasov
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Dylan Malyasov is executive editor of Defence Blog. He is journalist, accredited defense adviser and consultant. READ MORE