Russian Military Space Capabilities, 1992-2001

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B. Harvey (2001), JBIS, 54, 363-370

Refcode: 2001.54.363
Keywords: Photoreconnaissance, military, early warning, electronic surveillance

In the period which followed the fall of the Soviet Union, the Russian military space programme contracted sharply. Close analysis of the programme reveals that some sub-programmes were concluded and others replaced. Russia continued to give a priority to photoreconnaissance, electronic surveillance, early warning and some other low-profile programmes. A new photoreconnaissance series was introduced (Orlets-2) and Russia continued to operate a modest military space programme in mid-2001.

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