History and the Current Status of the Russian Early-Warning System

  title={History and the Current Status of the Russian Early-Warning System},
  author={Pavel Podvig},
  journal={Science \& Global Security},
  pages={21 - 60}
  • Pavel Podvig
  • Published 2002
  • Computer Science
  • Science & Global Security
This article presents an overview of the history of development and the current status of the Soviet and Russian early-warning system, which was built to provide the Soviet strategic forces with information about a missile attack in an event of a nuclear conflict with the United States. Two main components of this system are considered--the network of early-warning radars, and the space-based early-warning system, which includes satellites on highly-elliptical and geosynchronous orbits. The… Expand
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