the First satellite of the new Russian system of electronic intelligence "Burr" will go into space in 2018, according to the newspaper "Izvestia" with reference to the General staff of the Russian space forces.
This is a unique spacecraft, which will deal with the interception of classified information to a potential enemy, he told the Federal news Agency the military expert of the magazine "Arsenal of the Fatherland" Alex Leonov.
According to the newspaper, the satellite system Hook-and-loop will detect enemy radar stations, radio transmitters, will be able to record the missile launches. Avionics and computer systems will give them the opportunity to seize the intelligence, transmitted by electronic devices of the enemy, analyse and pass them to ground stations. All this will enable the Russian command to obtain timely and objective information about the activity of the enemy in any point of the globe.
"And it will be not just one device, we are talking about two products: "All-In" and "Burr." The first satellite will fly a highly elliptical orbit, and the second is in a geostationary orbit. They have similar task — and radio-electronic intelligence in the interests of the defense Ministry, they will work as a Duo.
As a transmitter of information will be the satellite "Messenger". Here is a trio of orbiting must for design and technical requirements of the Ministry of defence to perform the tasks necessary to obtain the latest strategic information," — says the Russian expert.
According to the interlocutor FAN, electronic data, unlike the "object information" that comes with satellites imagery, independent of other factors — it is not affected by cloud cover, precipitation, etc.
"satellite Systems "Burr" see through clouds and notice the signature of all the military facilities that conduct in both combat and in normal mode. They can fix the radar (the radar station — approx. ed.) and ground stations, to remove the "image" and at the same time determine the location of enemy military facilities.
Even disguised. Work on ground, surface and air targets," — continues a military analyst.
as for fixing the start-up of rockets — this "option" allows you to track the shells, using wireless devices: the GPS system, the response from navigation satellites, the ground stations of the radar pointing to the objects.
"Burr" is a good system, and it should replace the Soviet satellites RTR (electronic intelligence — approx. FAN), the group which gradually descended from orbit. But there are problems — we, unlike the United States, a very small constellation of satellites for military purposes.
The Americans are actively increasing the number of its spacecraft. The main system now is a satellites "Mentor", but apart from them at the disposal of the military command of the Pentagon there are "Magnums", "Density", "Chalet". In total, their group has 60 units. Moreover, in their system early warning system (the warning system missile attack — approx.
ed.) deployed 13 satellites "SBIRS". Yes, while we are losing the number of devices, but we always took not the number and quality of our devices — so it will be here, we just need to wait," concluded Lenkov.
Note, the launch of the first spacecraft system "Burr" is planned for 2018. For the first time data on spacecraft reconnaissance of the corresponding system appeared in the summer of this year, during the visit of the Minister of defence of the Russian Federation Sergei Shoigu ISS (Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Krai). One of the posters demonstrated delegations provided information on previously unknown satellites "Bur" and "Burr-In"..