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Russia launches preliminary flight trials of A-100 AEW&C aircraft

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Feb 10, 2019 7:00 PM 2+ mon ago

The A-100 is based on a new AESA radar and the upgraded Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A airframe. Source: MoD of the Russian Federation

Russia has begun preliminary flight trials of its A-100 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft based on the upgraded Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A (Il-476) airframe, it was announced on 9 February.

The milestone, which was announced by the Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD), comes about 15 months after the prototype's maiden flight in late 2017. It is the final prerequisite before the beginning of a comprehensive flight trials programme of the modernised AEW&C platform.

The A-100 (named Premier by the MoD) is based on an active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar and an upgraded Il-76MD-90A airframe.

Few details pertaining to the A-100 have been released, but Jane's has previously reported that this new AESA will ...

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