There is an “indisputable advantage” that this type of radar brings to the table Svobodnaya Pressa stated, “Short-wave stations see stealth fighter jets as clearly as WWII-era aircraft,” referring to the cutting-edge planes that have been created to avoid detection by radars, like the F-35.
The content below is from the Russian news site Svobodnava Pressa and was translated using Google translator.
Russia’s armed forces are increasing the number of over-the-horizon radar, which systematically set on sea borders of the country. In 2017, the “Sunflower” radar will be deployed in the Arctic. No less important will be the launch in the same year a few more “Sunflowers” in the southern and western borders.This was announced in an interview to “Interfax” the head of the group RTI Sergey Boev.
Radar “Sunflower” refers to a relatively new type of electronic weapons. And not just because the radar was adopted in 2006.It goes this line of radar technology start roughly two decades ago to develop, although the scientific principles on which it is based, “are as old as electricity.” […]
In conclusion, it must be said that this type of radar has one indisputable advantage: when working in the short-range radars see fighters with maximum use of them in stealth technology as clearly as the aircraft of the Second World War.
Source: OAO NPK NIIDAR (Maker of the Podsolnukh-E short-range radar)
BZGR “Sunflower-E” is designed for use in coastal systems, control surface and air situation within the 200-mile economic zone of the coastal State.
BZGR “Sunflower-E” is the means of all-weather monitoring of surface and air situation by creating all-altitude radar field shortwave signals, distributed over the horizon line, which is provided with modern technical and technological solutions and the automation of processes of functioning.
Processing and displaying information on air and sea targets in BZGR “Sunflower-E” by specialized multiple-processor computers.
Digital performance of equipment BZGR “Sunflower-E” provides an interface with a variety of consumers, in accordance with the agreed requirements of the customer, and the issuance of en-route and coordinate information on the mating systems and command centers in a digital form.
OAO NPK NIIDAR perform development work on the adaptation of the coastal horizon radar surface wave “Sunflower-E” to the local conditions of the placement in accordance with the requirements of the customer.
Radar equipment and components of the antenna are transported by road, rail and sea transport. Complex equipment is located in special containers. Assembly, installation and placement of equipment is provided at pre-arranged locations.