The new early-warning radar at Armavir will not begin operations in 2007, as it was planned earlier. Vladimir Popovkin, the commander of the Space Forces, said that the radar will begin operations (in "experimental combat mode") in 2008.

The Armavir radar is believed to be a radar of the Voronezh-DM type, similar to the one deployed in Lekhtusi. It began pilot operations in December 2006 and, according to Popovkin, will start operating in "combat mode" in 2008.