Over the past 12 months, the Container over-the-horizon detection radar (zgo) located in Mordovia has detected " flights of low-profile NATO fighters [...], "RTI reports. The latter include the F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.
The company's press release notes that on the first day of winter, a year has passed since the Container entered combat duty in Mordovia. According to the RTI, this radar has fully proven its significance and effectiveness by "detecting and determining the trajectory parameters of strategic, reconnaissance and tactical aircraft."
In January, Rossiyskaya Gazeta, referring to Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, reported that the Container radar station most likely detected and tracked flights of American F-35 Lightning II fighters along the borders of Iran at the time of the crash of the Ukraine International airlines plane.
In August, Alexey Leonkov, a military expert at the Arsenal of the Fatherland magazine, said that Russia has created a line of decimeter-range radars that, in combination with modern optoelectronic systems, are able to detect American low-profile fifth-generation f-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II fighters.
In December 2013, the Russian defense Ministry reported that in Mordovia, for the first time, the Container over-the-horizon detection radar, designed to detect air targets at a distance of more than 3,000 kilometers, was put on experimental combat duty.