The Russia’s Nebo-M Radar Claimed to be Capable of Tracking F-22s & F-35s

The CEO of Russian armaments manufacturer Almaz-Antey, Yan Novikov, has stated that Nebo-M radar systems can detect F-35 and F-22 fighter jets. “Nebo-M radar can threaten low visibility technologies,” Almaz-Antey CEO Yan Novikov said in a statement, according to the Russian news agency TASS. ” It can perfectly see the F-22, F-35, and the like.”

Almaz-Antey, which leads the development of Russian air defense systems, places a high value on diverse Russian radar projects and technologies, according to Yan Novikov. “The Concern produces more than 30 types of mobile multi-funcional radar systems,” he added.

Russia progressively began to deploy the Nebo-M radar in 2017. This radar, along with the Container radar. The Nebo-M was transported and installed at some crucial spots. Nebo-M is a three-dimensional radar system that can operate in many frequency bands at the same time. A central data detecting unit, a battle command post, and three 8×8, 24-ton tractor-mounted radar systems operating in distinct frequency bands make up the radar complex.

Nebo-M radar system – KU RLK control post / Image taken by Vitaly Kuzmin

The RLM-S, RLM-D, RLM-M, and KU-RLK radar systems make up the Nebo-M integrated multi-function radar system. In circular scanning mode, the system can reportedly track hypersonic missiles, ballistic missiles, and unmanned aerial vehicles at distances and altitudes of up to 600 km, as well as up to 200 aerodynamic targets (including hypersonic missiles).

In area scanning mode, these radar can detect 20 ballistic objects at a range of up to 1,800 km and an altitude of up to 1,200 km. The Nebo-M detects targets at medium and high altitudes. As a result, it’s frequently used in conjunction with the Podlet radar to detect low-flying objects.

The Russian Nebo-M Mobile Radar also has quick and efficient mobility in land and air transportation, which is one of its benefits over other military radars. It is claimed that it can also be set up or taken down in under 40 minutes. Novikov’s claims the Nebo-M can detect Fifth Generation fighters remain unverified.