YENISEYSK (Krasnoyarsk Territory), (Sputnik) — The Russian Aerospace Forces' Command of the Space Forces detected over 40 ballistic and space rocket launches last year, commander of the forces Lt. Gen. Alexander Golovko said Tuesday.
"As part of combat alert duty in 2016, the missile warning system, specialized means of space control and anti-missile defense detected over 40 launches of foreign and domestic ballistic missiles and space rockets," Golovko told Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.
The station has a range of up to 10,000 kilometers (6213 miles) and is capable of simultaneously tracking 500 objects. The system is able to detecting ballistic, spacecraft and aerodynamic objects including ballistic and cruise missiles.
Similar systems have been installed in Russia's regions of Leningrad, Kaliningrad and Irkutsk.