Russia to receive 4th A-50U AEW&C aircraft by year-end

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Russia to receive 4th A-50U AEW&C aircraft by year-end
The United Instrument-Manufacturing Corporation, part of Russia’s state hi-tech corporation Rostec, is planning to deliver the fourth Beriev A-50U airborne warning and control system aircraft to the Defense Ministry before the yearend, the corporation’s spokesman told TASS.
Russia to receive 4th A 50U AEW C by year end 640 001One of the three first upgraded A-50U AEW&C aircraft already delivered by Beriev to the RuAF
(Credit: Beriev Aircraft Company)
The A-50U plane is an upgraded version of the A-50 (NATO reporting name: Mainstay) aircraft, the spokesman added.

"The customer has received three planes over several years. The fourth plane is in a high degree of readiness. We are planning to deliver it to the customer this year," the spokesman said.

According to the spokesman, the A-50U plane features digital equipment. Unlike its predecessor, i.e. the A-50 plane, the upgraded version has an enhanced flight range.

The A-50U plane is a full-fledged airborne command post. It is designed to detect and track ground, aerial and sea targets, transmit information on the situation in the area and at sea and control aircraft in the field.

The plane’s radar can track hundreds of targets simultaneously within a radius of several hundred kilometers.
Earlier, the Defense Ministry received the plane of this type in 2014.
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