Air defence experts in the Southern Military District of the Russian Army have deployed a modern self-propelled “Kasta” radar that can detect air targets, including those flying at low altitude.
This radar is designed for circular aerial detection and is intended to monitor the atmosphere and to identify air targets such as aircraft, helicopters, remote-controlled drones and winged missiles.
The radar can detect aircraft using “stealth” technology, according to Russian sources. Military exercises were conducted to assess the ability of this radar to detect drones under conditions that the virtual enemy would interfere with and jam the operation of friendly radars. The drone simulated the flight of an enemy drone, according to the radar commander. The crew of the “Kasta” self-propelled radar succeeded in carrying out its mission of determining the coordinates of the drone and sending it to the command center to destroy it by using the “Tor – M” air defence missile system.