Sunday, 19 November 2017

Russian AEW aircraft A-100 made its first flight

A-100 AWACs – Image: UAC

MOSCOW, November 18. /TASS/. The latest Russian aircraft radar patrol and targeting A-100 made in Saturday’s first flight, reported the press service of the concern “VEGA” (part of the holding Russian electronics of the state Corporation “rostec”), which develops the car.

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“18 November 2017 the first flight of a multifunctional aviation complex radar surveillance and targeting A-100”, – said in concern.

As explained in the “VEGA” during the first flight “was proven aerodynamic characteristics of the aircraft, the performance of the avionics and parts of the target instrument RTK [radio system]”.

The press service reminded that the A-100 was created on the basis of military transport aircraft Il-76MD-90A, which is “mounted fairing with a unique antenna system and the latest special equipment” that allow new car quickly to build up the radar field in a given direction. “In addition, the aircraft system can detect and track aircraft and other purposes, and also to participate in the management of fighter and attack aircraft hovering over air, land and sea targets”, – explained in the “VEGA”.

The aircraft a-100 is created in the framework of development work “the Prime Minister-476”. He needs to replace the aircraft a-50 and A-50U. Earlier it was reported that serial deliveries of new machines to the troops will begin in 2020.

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