The Russian defense industry as started to supply countries in the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia with radar systems that are capable of detecting stealth aircraft. The defense export organization Rosoboronexport announced that it started to supply the market outside of Russia with the PRIMA P-18-2 radar system, which is highly mobile and capable of identifying targets with a low (stealth) signature. The customers are in the Middle East, Africa and Southeast Asia.
The director-general of the export organization, Alexander Mikheev, told the Defense World website that the PRIMA radar is based on modern hardware components and digital signal processing with high reliability. The radar is designed to identify friend or foe even in environments with jamming or interference. The data is transferred from the radar to users via automated command and control.
The important advantage of the new radar system is its mobility. The radar and all of its related equipment is installed on a single vehicle, it has a crew of only two people, and it has a range coverage of more than 320km including a minimum detection range of 500 meters. The radar can operate under harsh weather and ground conditions, and is also equipped with a satellite navigation system.