, Russia’s A-100 AEW&C Aircraft at Preliminary Flight Trials
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Russia’s A-100 AEW&C Aircraft at Preliminary Flight Trials

Russia’s A-100 AEW&C Aircraft at Preliminary Flight Trials February 11, 2019

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 A-100 is based on a new active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar and the upgraded Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A airframe.

Russian Ministry of Defence’s (MoD) announcement comes about 15 months after the prototype's maiden flight in late 2017. It is the final precondition before the beginning of a comprehensive flight trials programme of the modernised AEW&C platform.

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