Russia returns to operation the system of global space reconnaissance and target designation

During the Army 2022 forum, which was recently held in the Moscow region, the Russian Defense Ministry signed a number of contracts for the supply of the latest weapons to our troops.

One of them was an agreement on the supply of Lotos-S radar reconnaissance satellites, which are part of the domestic Liana target designation system, which can rightfully be called the “ears” of our army.

It is worth noting that radar reconnaissance satellites have a significant advantage over their optical "colleagues" - their operation is not affected by weather conditions, such as cloudiness, for example.

The Liana target designation system includes both types of spacecraft, which are located in an orbit up to 1 km high, which makes it impossible to destroy them with enemy missile defense systems. At the same time, the increased resolution of the equipment makes it possible to clearly recognize almost any object, including a flying cruise missile or a car moving along the highway.

As for passive satellites, the first Lotos-S1 was put into orbit in 2009. It was an experimental version, which made it possible to identify all the errors and shortcomings.

After that, the Liana system began to be replenished with modernized Lotos-S radar reconnaissance satellites.

To date, six such devices are in operation. However, with the growing needs of the RF Armed Forces in terms of obtaining intelligence and targeting high-precision missiles, the Liana satellite constellation is planned to be significantly expanded.

Despite the fact that the number of Lotos ordered by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is not disclosed, it can be assumed that there will be quite a lot of them. After all, these devices are planned to be used not only as part of the Liana, but also in other Russian intelligence groups.

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  1. viktor goblin Online viktor goblin
    viktor goblin (viktor goblin) 30 August 2022 12: 41
    Clear ! They put it on the "Russian world" ... They humiliate the "lapdogs", etc. - "The caravan is moving." Politics above all praise!
  2. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 30 August 2022 12: 41
    Until today, the satellite tracking system necessary for the defense of the state has not been created! Until the roasted rooster pecked, they didn’t move, earlier with D. Rogozin in front, they only “sawed”, both in Vostochny and in Roskosmos. The demand from this cut and the main "heroes", like water off a duck's back ... They put another defense sawer on Roskosmos, as in the fable about the quartet, swapped the "musicians" ......
    1. Sarmat Sanych Offline Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych (Sarmat Sanych) 1 September 2022 13: 08
      Vladimir Tuzakov, guys, stop writing nonsense that has already been declassified hundreds of times. Domestic satellite tracking system works well. Under the previous leader, they just put things in order on Vostochny, plus a record-breaking period of accident-free launches in the history of mankind. And if we talk about promising space, then there is generally no one on Earth except Russia, taking into account our creation of an interplanetary nuclear-ion spacecraft - this is the most difficult thing that humanity has ever created and will create in the next 50 years. Neither China nor the United States let alone Europe, even in projects for 2040, there is nothing of the kind, and huge degenerate pipes with chemical fuel are the last century, the future belongs to nuclear-powered space tugs.
  3. Vox_Populi Offline Vox_Populi
    Vox_Populi (vox populi) 30 August 2022 18: 25
    Better late than never, of course, but better soon...
  4. Yuri V.A Offline Yuri V.A
    Yuri V.A (Yuri) 31 August 2022 03: 26
    With the only Peony, calling this system not only effective, but even working can be a stretch
  5. Oleg Saidovich Offline Oleg Saidovich
    Oleg Saidovich (Oleg Saidovich) 31 August 2022 10: 30
    Just in time. It is under global sanctions that such things should be started. Of course we will create a system. As well as the national projects, we have completed - 25 million high-tech jobs for migrants have been created, we will definitely build 1000 U-2 aircraft in 3 years, we have already taken the fifth place in terms of GDP from the end in the world. I used to be nervous about such statements, trying to find logic, but now I just laugh. Comedians are cooler than the 95th block.
    1. House 25 Sq. 380 (House 25 Sq. 380) 31 August 2022 19: 29
      the fifth place in terms of GDP from the end in the world has already taken ... Comedians are cooler than the 95th quarter.

      No, you are funnier
    2. Sarmat Sanych Offline Sarmat Sanych
      Sarmat Sanych (Sarmat Sanych) 1 September 2022 13: 10
      Oleg Saidovich, the only thing left for you to do is laugh. Despite the fact that even according to the World Bank, Russia ranks 5th-6th in terms of GDP PPP and 4th in the world in terms of industrial production, only 1,4 billion China, 330 billion India and XNUMX million US are ahead.
  6. Alexander Popov Offline Alexander Popov
    Alexander Popov (Alexander Popov) 2 September 2022 12: 50
    Despite the fact that the number of Lotos ordered by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation is not disclosed, it can be assumed that there will be quite a lot of them.

    It will, of course, but when? Maybe in 30 years?
  7. wladimirjankov Offline wladimirjankov
    wladimirjankov (Vladimir Yankov) 19 September 2022 15: 52
    In plans and on paper, everything is always great with us, but when it comes down to it, something is sure to get in the way. These satellites should already be yesterday and already today. And it is not clear why we invested in the ISS, in interplanetary tugs. Where are these tugboats? And we have already adopted hypersonic zircons, and how will they be used without satellite and AWACS detection and guidance? Even now, when conducting NMD, there are not enough such satellites, and therefore our army has poor intelligence and its efficiency. You can say blind and deaf. The "regrouping" near Kharkov clearly showed this.
  8. Pilot Offline Pilot
    Pilot (Pilot) 25 September 2022 04: 13
    Exactly, you need to launch Rogozin from a trampoline into space. NATO surrounds us for many years, they have been wailing and nine ... drones, satellites. I am in deep amazement.