Russian AWACS Ready for Maiden Flight

Russian AWACS Ready for Maiden Flight 20 October, 2016

Russia’s new Beriev A-100LL aircraft, designed to test next generation A-100 early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft’s electromagnetic compatibility and aviation systems, is ready for its maiden flight. Sometimes referred as ‘flying laboratory’, the premier-476 system will enable testing avionics, radar and other elements of the plane, saving time and cost during flight tests of A-100. The new A-100 AWACS platform is based on Il-76MD-90A and will replace A-50 and A-50U AWACS aircraft currently in service.

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