ARIRE turned 80 in August 2001. The research institute is renowned for developing the first indigenous acquisition radars that entered service with the Soviet Navy, Air Force and Air Defence. A number of design bureaux, research institutes and factories have branched out of ARIRE. The institute's major lines of activity are comprehensive research of radar acquisition; development of universal radars for the Air Force, Army, Navy and air traffic control;
theoretical and applied research in radar system engineering; development of prospective modular phased-array and electronically-scanned radars, solid-state microwave transmitters; development of radar protection against precision weapons; development of automated simulators; and conversion applications.