Due to the secrecy issues, the insider refused to disclose either deadlines of the system readiness or sites of its deployment. According to him, the fully-operational system will provide surveillance over thousands of square kilometers.
The news agency reports the system’s head developer is Kometa Corporation, a manufacturer of special-purpose space systems which recently joined the Almaz-Antey Airspace Defense Concern. Dozens of other defense companies are co-working on the project as well.
"That’s a real challenge. We’re to set up three contours: sea, space and land ones. The sea contour includes sonar buoys and underwater sensors recording surrounding environment and transmitting the data to satellites of the space contour. The land one features a command and control system to process the data obtained and distribute it to end users", explained the military spokesman.