Ukraine seizes modern radar used in Russian S-400 missile complex

The Russian S-400 air defence missile system’s 48Ya6-K1 “Podlet-K1” radar complex has been taken over by the Ukrainian military.

The Ukrainian military claims to have discovered and captured a 48Ya6-K1 “Podlet-K1” radar complex used for Russian S-400 air defense missile systems in Kherson. This type of weapon was left behind by the Russian army after withdrawing from Kherson.

The images obtained show that the Podlet-K1 radar was severely damaged when found. However, Ukrainian military authorities insist that the recovered parts will still help Kiev decipher this “magic eye” of Russia.

Radar 48Ya6-K1 “Podlet-K1” is a modern radar of the Russian military, designed to search for small targets and indicate targets for missiles of the S-300 and S-air defense complexes. 400. The manufacturer revealed that this radar can detect targets from a distance of up to 300km at an altitude of 10km. According to some sources, the Podlet-K1 radar was sent to Kherson to add combat capabilities to the S-400 air defense systems in this area.

Ukrainian troops have recovered many Russian weapons left behind after retreating from the city of Kherson. According to Nataliia Humeniuk, head of the press office of the Southern Operations Command of Ukraine, these heavy weapons include artillery complexes, tanks and many armored vehicles. Due to their large size and weight, the Russian military was unable to get these weapons over the makeshift pontoon bridges across the Dnieper River.

Ms. Humeniuk announced that the above weapons will be quickly repaired and put into service in the Ukrainian army.

Since the Russia-Ukraine conflict broke out, many modern Russian military vehicles and weapons such as the T-90 main battle tank, the Zoopark-1M anti-aircraft radar, the Orlan-10 UAV complex, and a radio station command and user manuals, 1B14 fire command vehicle, PTKM-1R anti-tank mines or Osa-AKM “A wasp” anti-aircraft missile.

The weapons seized above all contain a lot of Russian military technology. If these technologies are deciphered by the Ukrainian military and thereby find countermeasures, Moscow’s combat plan in Ukraine will certainly face numerous challenges. Many also expressed concern that much of Russia’s modern military technology would fall into the hands of not only the Ukrainian military but also the intelligence forces of many of Kiev’s Western allies.

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