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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  Tsavo Lion on Thu Aug 25, 2016 9:00 pm

    Radar for Russia’s next-gen A-100 AWACS to be flight-tested next March – report
    Russia’s brand new ‘flying radar’, reportedly capable of detecting enemy targets at ranges of more than 600km, will be flight-tested next March. The A-100 Premier will make her maiden flight by 2018, a defense source told Russian media. The Beriev A-100 is an airborne early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft currently being developed by Russia, an upgrade of the A-50. The long-awaited addition to the Russian Air Force has already been verified on the ground and are ready for in-flight equipment trials, the source told Izvestia newspaper. “At the moment, all deadlines have been set up and agreed with the military industry,” the source said. An older Il-76 version, the MD-90A aircraft – codenamed A-100LL during the flight tests – would be first used as a “flying laboratory” to stress-test all systems in the air. The trial is scheduled for March 2017, the source said. Once the flight tests are complete, the newest variant of the aircraft called Il-476, which was designated for the new ‘flying radar’, will accommodate the avionics and radar systems, including its distinctive rotating radar dome above the fuselage. “If everything goes as planned, the ‘original’ A-100 will make the maiden flight in 2018,” the source said. Most specifications of the A-100 are classified. The AWACS aircraft is expected to feature a new Active Phased Array Radar (APAR) designed by ‘Vega’ corporation. It is said to be capable of detecting enemy aircraft at ranges of up to 600km (373 miles) and warships at ranges of around 400km (249 miles). The aircraft is also said to have advanced signal intelligence for greater independence and electronic warfare capabilities for protection. An A-100 reportedly may be used as a fully-fledged flying HQ for the military. ..Long-range AWACS aircraft are operated by only a few countries, including Russia, the US, China and the UK. The older A-50 ‘Mainstay’ AWACS planes have been in use in the Russian Air Force since mid-1980s. As part of an ongoing re-armament and modernization effort, the Russian Air Force has received several A-50U, an upgraded version of the ‘Mainstay,’ throughout recent years. Along with extended airspace monitoring capabilities, the A-50U aircraft are said to have sophisticated digital avionics.. https://www.rt.com/news/356718-russian-new-awacs-a100/ The A-50U.. features the Shmel II. Their characteristics differ significantly." For example, the analyst pointed out that where the Shmel is capable of detecting a missile launch at 800 km, the Shmel II can do so at a distance of up to 1,000 km. Where the Shmel tracks fighters up to 300 km, the Shmel II does so up to 400 km. In detection of maritime objects,.. the old system is capable of simultaneously tracking up to 200 objects, Shmel II can track 300 objects at once, and provide 40 targets for interceptors, instead of 30. http://sputniknews.com/military/20160627/1042020932/russian-us-awacs-capabilities-analysis.html

    So, what's the detection range'll be now? http://www.vega.su/production/detail.php?ID=567 Can new radars be back fitted on A-50Us? I also wonder if they can fly on 2 engines to save fuel & increase loiter time?


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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  George1 on Sat Aug 27, 2016 4:54 pm

    Russia’s Next-Gen A-100 AWACS Steps Ahead of US Counterpart

    The Beriyev A-100 Premier “flying radar,” able to detect enemy targets hundreds of kilometers away, will be flight-tested next March, Izvestia wrote citing a Defense Ministry source in Moscow.

    The A-100 airborne early warning and control (AWACS) plane also uses onboard electronics to jam enemy radar and communications and this is where it differs from its US counterpart.

    “The American AWACS’ radio-electronic warfare station used to hamper the work of its own radar and was subject to interference from its onboard surveillance stations, which is why they eventually gave up on them which made their AWACS less effective and more vulnerable too,” defense expert Alexei Leonkov told the newspaper.

    America’s fifth generation F-22 Raptors can’t do without AWACS support. To stay invisible, they attack with their radar switched off, relying entirely on targeting data provided by the “flying eye,” that has to fly within 400 kilometers of the combat area. Having no means of electronic “camouflage” the “flying radar” may fall easy prey to enemy air defense weapons, above all Russia’s S-400’s long-range missiles.

    By contrast, the A-100’s onboard defense system does not interfere with the work of its radar while, at the same time, making the plane impossible to lock on and track.

    The A-100’s maiden flight to stress-test all its systems in the air is slated for March of next year. If everything goes well, the “flying radar” will become operational in 2018.

    The plane is built around a multilateration radar unit featuring a pair of phased-array antennas capable of detecting enemy fighter planes at a distance of up to 600 kilometers and surface ships up to 400 kilometers away.

    “The A-100 is a classified project, but I believe they may be using compact UHF elements working both as receivers and transmitters. This will notably increase the radar’s range and accuracy. All our interceptors and air defenders will need is fire their missiles and forget,” Leonkov added.

    The A-100, already nicknamed “a flying mushroom” due to the distinctive rotating radar dome above the fuselage, is an upgrade of its A-50 predecessor that first flew in 1978 and entered service in 1984.

    Read more: http://sputniknews.com/russia/20160827/1044689326/russia-awacs-features.html


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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  George1 on Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:30 am

    Russia’s A-100 AWACS plane to surpass foreign analogues — minister

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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  GarryB on Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:28 pm

    America’s fifth generation F-22 Raptors can’t do without AWACS support. To stay invisible, they attack with their radar switched off, relying entirely on targeting data provided by the “flying eye,” that has to fly within 400 kilometers of the combat area. Having no means of electronic “camouflage” the “flying radar” may fall easy prey to enemy air defense weapons, above all Russia’s S-400’s long-range missiles.

    It is not an accident that the R-37M long range AAM has a flight range of 380km.

    It can hit targets pulling 9g, so an AWACS platform will be an easy kill in terms of Kinetics.


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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  George1 on Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:20 am

    Russia Ready to Roll Out Its Brand New A-100LL 'Flying Laboratory'

    Read more: https://sputniknews.com/russia/201610191046502788-russia-awacs-test/


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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  George1 on Mon Oct 24, 2016 1:49 pm

    Fourth modernized plane A-50U completed!! russia



    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2203567.html


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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  JohninMK on Wed Oct 26, 2016 2:32 pm

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russia-made A100LL early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft has completed its first flight, the Vega Radio Engineering Corporation (part of the Rostec United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation) director general Vladimir Verba said Wednesday.

    “Today, the first flight of A-100LL flying laboratory, was conducted, which was constructed by Vega corporation developers together with the Beriev Aircraft Company,” Verba said.


    Read more: https://sputniknews.com/russia/201610261046742657-rusia-flying-laboratory/

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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  George1 on Thu Oct 27, 2016 1:13 pm

    Helicopter radar reconnaissance Ka-31SV (Ka-35) in Syria





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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  JohninMK on Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:19 am

    Not sure where these were taken

    Military Advisor ‏@miladvisor 2h2 hours ago
    #RuAF A-50U AWACS.
    26/10/2016






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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  Svyatoslavich on Sat Oct 29, 2016 1:35 am

    JohninMK wrote:Not sure where these were taken

    Military Advisor ‏@miladvisor 2h2 hours ago
    #RuAF A-50U AWACS.
    26/10/2016
    I think it is Novosibirsk - Tolmachyovo, because of the hotel in the second picture.

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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  Grazneyar on Sat Nov 12, 2016 3:57 am

    I am intrigued by this aircraft. I was wondering if they ever encountered problems with turbulence from the radar dome interacting with the high tail plane at high angles of attack.

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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  George1 Today at 3:31 pm

    Some data on A-50 AWACS.

    According to the known data, there are available 14 A-50 aircraft (of which at least nine in flight condition) and the first three A-50U, apart from at least two planes A-50 in storage. In March 2014 the representative of JSC "Radio Engineering Corporation" Vega "told RIA Novosti that the Air Force (VKS) Russia has a total of 22 A-50 aircraft, including those in storage.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2314098.html

    The 4th A-50U


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