Russian special operation in Ukraine
In order to monitor the APU around the clock, Russia must have at least 10 modern satellites in orbit. Director of the Museum of Air Defense Forces (air defense), retired colonel Yuri Knutov, told URA.RU about this.
“The Kondor-FKA satellite (code designation COSMOS-2569) will deal, among other things, with tracking the movement of Ukrainian troops. Of course, this strengthens our grouping. But in order to clearly know the situation on the battlefield, we need to have more satellites, at least ten. Due to this, it is possible to track the actions of Ukrainian troops almost online and counteract this. If our grouping continues to grow, this will be the right decision. We still have satellites, but there are only two modern ones so far,” Yury Knutov explained.
The retired colonel added that the satellites would provide information to the Russian troops about the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine several times a day. “Launched satellites will help us a lot. We will be able to receive information about the situation in the NVO area several times a day. This is also good. Their task is to collect as much information about the enemy as possible and pass it on to our weapons, aerospace forces and artillery,” Knutov added.
Earlier, Roskosmos announced the launch of the Soyuz-2.1a carrier rocket with the Kondor-FKA radar satellite from the Vostochny cosmodrome in the Amur Region. He will be able to receive images of the Earth’s surface around the clock and in any weather. RIA Novosti, citing a source close to the military sphere, noted that the satellite launched into orbit will conduct reconnaissance of Ukrainian military facilities.