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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  George1 on Sat Dec 10, 2016 1:31 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.

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    The 4th A-50U


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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  George1 on Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:41 am

    Flight tests of Russia’s advanced aircraft radar to start next year

    Russia’s A-100 Premier systems are currently being tested with the help of a flying laboratory created on the basis of the A-50 aircraft

    MOSCOW, December 22. /TASS/. The flight tests of Russia’s A-100 Premier advanced aircraft radar are planned to start in 2017, United Instrument-Making Corporation CEO Alexander Yakunin told TASS on Thursday.

    The Premier systems are currently being tested with the help of a flying laboratory created on the basis of the A-50 aircraft. The laboratory took to the skies for the first time this year, he said.

    "Now checks of the electromagnetic compatibility of all the systems are underway along with the work to test protocols and regimes of information exchange and solve other design tasks. This is invaluable information, which helps maximally prepare the first A-100 serial-produced plane based on the Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A aircraft for flight tests, which are planned to begin next year," the CEO said.

    According to the chief executive, this will be an absolutely new set of radar surveillance and observation with a considerably larger number of monitoring systems.

    "A new computer center of incoming information processing has been established for this purpose along with operators’ new automated workplaces. The A-100 will be two or three times more powerful by its characteristics, including the target detection range, than its predecessor [A-50]," Yakunin said.

    The A-100 is the next generation of long-range radar detection and control aircraft, which are employed to spot and track aerial targets and surface ships and inform command posts of automated control systems about the aerial and maritime situation. They can also be used for control of fighter jets and attack aircraft to aim them towards aerial, ground and sea targets and serve as an airborne command post.


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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  George1 on Fri Dec 23, 2016 10:44 am

    Russian defense contractor to start working on 3rd generation doomsday planes

    Airborne command posts were called 'doomsday planes' in the United States: they were expected to be used in case of a nuclear war if ground command centers were destroyed

    MOSCOW, December 22. /TASS/. The United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) plans to start developing third-generation airborne command posts in 2017, the company's CEO Alexander Yakunin told TASS on Thursday.

    "We plan to start works on the next generation of these planes in 2017," Yakunin said.

    Last year, The United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation delivered the first Ilyushin Il-80M second-generation airborne strategic command post to the customer, he said.

    "Now the plane has been made operational and has already taken part in the first exercises where it has successfully performed a number of missions as part of the Armed Forces’ operational training," the CEO said.

    Polyot R&D Enterprise CEO Alexei Komyakov announced in August last year about the development of third-generation airborne command posts. Later, Yakunin said the third generation of airborne command posts also known as doomsday planes would appear in Russia in five-seven years.

    The United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation said later that such planes would be developed on the basis of the Il-96-400 aircraft.

    Airborne command posts were called doomsday planes in the United States: they were expected to be used in case of a nuclear war, if ground command centers were destroyed.

    The US E-4B plane based on the Boeing 747 airliner and the Russian Il-80 aircraft developed on the basis of Il-86 passenger jets are the most well-known models of such airborne operations centers.


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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  Batajnica on Fri Dec 30, 2016 6:33 am

    The Russian Air Force should upgrade and improve A-50AWACS.
    Phased array radar is used to upgrade airborne electronic reconnaissance system, air intelligence processing system and communication system
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    Post  Militarov on Fri Dec 30, 2016 3:15 pm

    Batajnica wrote:The Russian Air Force should upgrade and improve A-50AWACS.
    Phased array radar is used to upgrade airborne electronic reconnaissance system, air intelligence processing system and communication system

    They did, all borts are to be modernised to A50U standard

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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  George1 on Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:26 am

    VCS of Russia received the fourth modernized aircraft A-50U

    As part of the Air Force of Russia, all the A-50 series combat aircraft are part of the Ivanovo-Severny aviation unit deployed at the airfield, which since 2010 is known as the aeronautical combat group for the long-range radar detection aircraft of the 610th Combat Training and Retraining Center -transport aviation (of the 4th State Center for the Training of Aviation Personnel and Military Tests. According to the known data, the unit now has 14 A-50s of which at least nine flight) and the first three A-50Us, not counting the minimum of two A-50 aircraft in storage. In March 2014, a representative of the JSC "Radio Engineering Concern" Vega "told RIA Novosti that the Air Force (VCS) of Russia has a total of 22 A-50 aircraft, including those in storage.



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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  George1 on Mon Mar 13, 2017 12:11 am

    Arrival of the fourth modernized A-50U in the 610th Combat Training Center in Ivanovo













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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  Isos on Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:07 pm

    http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~dheb/2300/Articles/PG/PGSA.htm

    Here is a nice link for detection range of fighter/fughter,bombers, Awacs vs Fighters...

    The most interesting part is the detection range of AWACS against fighters. They are all less than the 300km of the R-37 missile. The nato doctrine based on AWACS will need some changes as the Pak Fa can come unseen at 100km and lunch its missiles without risks. Idem for china against the small Awacs of the US navy which have less range than ground based Awacs.

    Maybe the US "stealth" invention will be more usefull to non nato armies than to US. Knwing that Russia and China will have thousand of ground based radars which can guide interceptors to the target. These radar operating in lower frequencies, if I'm not wrong, can't be targeted by HARM's. You need enormous antenna to detect them.
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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  GarryB on Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:54 am

    It is a little ironic that a weapon like an R-37 would be ideal for a small weak nation because it would allow that small weak nation to knock down the force multipliers that make the western forces so dominant in modern warfare.

    Without JSTARS and AWACS and even inflight refuelling tanker aircraft all of a sudden their reach and sight and effectiveness is greatly reduced...

    Of course most countries that the US and the west like Yemen and Afghanistan and even Iraq can't afford MiG-31s or PAK FAs...


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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  medo on Thu Apr 27, 2017 8:24 pm



    Nice video with some elements from A-100.
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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  George1 on Tue May 02, 2017 2:41 pm

    Defense minister: Russia's future airborne radar to detect new generation aircraft

    Russia's airborne warning and control system A-100 is a next generation of airborne warning and control system used to detect and track air targets and surface ships

    MOSCOW, May 2. /TASS/. Russia’s future airborne warning and control system A-100 will be able to identify new classes of targets, including new generation tactical aircraft, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said on Tuesday.

    "This system will be capable of promptly expanding the radar-monitored space in the designated area. The emergence of a new class of targets, including tactical aircraft, makes its development a vital need," Shoigu said while holding a distance conference on Tuesday.

    "There are plans for creating two planes - an airborne laboratory and an experimental model of an airborne radar surveillance and targeting system," Shoigu said.

    A-100 is a next generation of airborne warning and control system used to detect and track air targets and surface ships and notify the command posts of automated control systems of the radar and surface situation. Also, they can target fighter and attack jets at surface, air and naval targets or serve as an airborne command center.

    A-100 is to be created on the basis of the previous generation system A-50 (military transport jet Ilyushin-76). In the long term A-100 equipment will be installed on the upgraded Ilyushin-76MD-90A (prototype of the serial system Premier)

    Earlier, the manufacturer (radio-electronic concern Vega) said that on April 21 the radiotechnical complex of a future radar surveillance and targeting plane A-100 Premier was for the first time tested in flight on board a flying laboratory.


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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  George1 on Sat May 13, 2017 5:07 pm

    Foreign experts on the aircraft A-100 and A-50 / A-50U

    As Piotr Butowski and Antony Angrand write in the article "L'AWACS russe passé aux essais", published by the magazine Air & Cosmos, on April 21, the TASS news agency quoted the director of Vega Concern Vladimir Verbu, who reported that the pilot A -100LL for the first time took off on October 26, 2016, but without radar equipment, after which the aircraft remained on the ground for the purpose of installing target equipment.

    A-100LL is an experimental aircraft based on a AWACS A-50 aircraft, transmitted from the presence of VCS of Russia. The prototype A-100, created on the basis of A-100LL, as well as serial aircraft will be produced on the basis of the IL-76MD-90A aircraft, the serial production of which is being deployed in Ulyanovsk. On November 21, 2014, the Ulyanovsk enterprise Aviastar-SP transferred an IL-76MD-90A (serial number 01-03, registration 78651) to Taganrog for conversion to the A-100.

    Program A-100 (product PM) began with the signing on June 8, 2006 of the relevant contract. The main contractor is "Concern" Vega "is responsible for the radar of the aircraft. Development of the A-100 also leads and the TANTK them. Beriev, but already under another contract in May 2007.

    In 2013, it was decided to finalize the system "Premier", which by that time was not yet ready. The new ROC, which received the name "Premier-476", was launched on November 9, 2013. By this time, some subcontractors have been replaced. Work on the radar at the St. Petersburg enterprise "Leninets" (since 2014 - "Zaslon") was discontinued. The radar for the A-100 began to be developed by Vega Concern in cooperation with the Research Institute of Radio Communication (Rostov-on-Don). Under the contract of 2013, the state tests of the A-100 should begin in November 2017.

    Part of the equipment

    The A-100 as a whole repeats the appearance of the A-50 AWACS aircraft, which has a radar installed in the rotating fairing over the fuselage. The radar operates in the S-band (wavelength 7.5-15 cm), has an electronic scanning in height and mechanical - along the horizon. The radar makes 12 revolutions per minute, that is, twice as fast as the A-50 Shmel radar. The efficiency of detection of flying targets is also improved. All other systems are also new, among them the navigation and flight control system PNK-PM.

    On the fuselage A-100 installed additional antennas, especially noticeable round fairing in the nose, which is supposedly located antenna passive accompaniment. A similar antenna is also available at the rear of the fuselage. Another antenna is located on the side of the fuselage in the area of ​​the fairing of the chassis. Presumably, this is an element of the airborne complex of defense. Like the A-50, the A-100 has a satellite communication antenna in the upper part of the fuselage.
    The characteristics of the A-100 can be estimated from its export version A-100E. Its radar is capable of escorting up to 300 targets at a distance of 650 km (for example, a heavy bomber at a high altitude) or 215 km (an EPR target of the order of 1 km.) And control 30 fighters. The aircraft can be in the air up to six hours at a distance of 1000 km from its base. A-100 should replace the existing ARL-50 and A-50U aircraft. Russia has 17 A-50 aircraft based in Ivanovo, 250 km from Moscow.

    A-50 and A-50U

    By 2017, four A-50s were upgraded to version A-50U with the installation of the Shmel-M system. In comparison with the original version, "Shmel-M" is equipped with a new digital data processing system, which replaced the analog system of the previous modification. This reduced mass and increased reliability. According to some sources, the modernized aircraft can detect up to 150 targets at distances up to 600 km, compared to 45 targets for the A-50. The "Bumblebee" radar with mechanical scanning remained unchanged. The transfer of data was improved by installing LCD monitors instead of cathode ray tubes. Communication and navigation facilities have also been replaced. Unlike the base A-50, the A-50U is equipped with not only a kitchen and restrooms, but also a rest room for the crew. The old D-30KP-2 engines remained on the plane. The only external difference between the two modifications is the small planes in the fairing area of ​​the main landing gear rails. At A-50 they served to protect the radar from reflected signals from the Earth.

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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  George1 on Sun Jun 25, 2017 1:58 am

    Russia’s Defense Ministry mulls option of light radar surveillance aircraft

    An enterprise is currently producing A-100 new radar surveillance and guidance aircraft

    TAGANROG, June 23. /TASS/. Russia’s Defense Ministry is studying the issue of developing a light radar surveillance and guidance plane, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Friday.

    "I think we’ll be raising the issue before the industry for developing such an aviation complex, perhaps, on the basis of a light transport aircraft," the deputy defense minister said during his visit to the Taganrog-based Beriev Aviation Research and Technical Complex.
    "At least the analogues of such a plane exist in the world," Borisov said.

    The Beriev Aviation Enterprise is currently producing A-100 new radar surveillance and guidance aircraft.


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    Post  Isos on Sun Jun 25, 2017 2:36 pm

    George1 wrote:Russia’s Defense Ministry mulls option of light radar surveillance aircraft

    An enterprise is currently producing A-100 new radar surveillance and guidance aircraft

    TAGANROG, June 23. /TASS/. Russia’s Defense Ministry is studying the issue of developing a light radar surveillance and guidance plane, Deputy Defense Minister Yuri Borisov said on Friday.

    "I think we’ll be raising the issue before the industry for developing such an aviation complex, perhaps, on the basis of a light transport aircraft," the deputy defense minister said during his visit to the Taganrog-based Beriev Aviation Research and Technical Complex.
    "At least the analogues of such a plane exist in the world," Borisov said.

    The Beriev Aviation Enterprise is currently producing A-100 new radar surveillance and guidance aircraft.


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    Nice !! They had many project durng USSR like Yak 44 or An-71. So it won't be difficult for them to build a new one.

    They could also integrate the system on dirigeable bolloons (or zepplin I don't know the world used for that) to give air defences forces a radar thaht is higher than normally and have a longer detection than ground based radar, specially for low flying missiles.
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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  George1 on Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:48 am

    The first Tu-214PU-SBUS aircraft was built for the Russian Defense Ministry

    As reported by the spotter, October 14, 2017 in Kazan, the first flight of the first built at the Kazan Aviation Plant named after S.P. Gorbunova (branch of PJSC "Tupolev") for the Ministry of Defense of Russia a special-purpose aircraft-control point Tu-214PU-SBUS (serial number 529, registration number RA-64529). The aircraft is still unpainted, and it is unclear whether it is fully equipped with special equipment.





    Recall that in November 2015, PJSC "Tupolev" in information messages about the decisions of the Board of Directors published data on the conclusion of a contract for the construction of two Tu-214PU-SBUS aircrafts with PJSC United Aircraft Corporation. The final customer was an unnamed state customer, which, as it became known at the time, was the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. The contract cost amounted to 5.665 billion rubles, the deadline for fulfilling the obligations under the transaction was set until December 31, 2017.

    The construction of two Tu-214PU-SBUS aircraft with serial numbers 529 and 530 was also confirmed in the procurement materials of PJSC "Tupolev". According to these materials, Tu-214PU-SBUS aircraft must be equipped with a special on-board communication unit SBUS-214.

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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  George1 on Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:42 pm

    According to Shoigu, series production of the new AEW&C Il-76MD-90A A-100 Premier to commence in 2020

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    Post  robognus on Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:26 pm

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    Post  George1 on Sat Nov 18, 2017 2:49 pm

    Yes, it performed its maiden flight today


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    Post  Cyberspec on Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:51 pm

    PapaDragon wrote:
    Cyberspec wrote:They're on a roll the past few days... Very Happy

    The A-100 AEW/surveillance aircraft has made it's maiden flight on Saturday, announced the press service of the Vega concern

    Arrow http://tass.ru/armiya-i-opk/4740350

    Alright, what are the differences visible? confused

    The obvious ones I can see is the stuff on top and under the cabin (additional radars Question ) and the wing tip jammers....
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    Re: AWACS-Airborne Command Posts of RuAF

    Post  Cheetah on Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:49 am

    PapaDragon wrote:




    Surely my eyes are playing tricks, but, does the tail look like it is slopped down at some ridiculous angle in this shot. Looks as if it's pointed at that aircraft nose.
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    Post  medo on Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:39 am

    Cheetah wrote:
    PapaDragon wrote:




    Surely my eyes are playing tricks, but, does the tail look like it is slopped down at some ridiculous angle in this shot. Looks as if it's pointed at that aircraft nose.

    Yes it is. Most probably it is modified because of air flow from, what it seems to be, larger radome.
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    Post  GarryB on Sun Nov 19, 2017 9:40 am

    Possibly a steeper angle because of a weight shift and drag from the main radome.


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