The new Russian AWACS starts test flights

The new Russian AWACS starts test flights

A-100 Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft made its first flight.

“The latest A-100 multifunctional Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft embarked on a program of prior test flights and made a maiden flight,” the Russian Defense Ministry said.

The A-100 a modified variant of the IL-76MD-90A (Ilyushin) strategic airlifter. According to the Russian Defense Ministry, the aircraft is equipped with a digital navigation system and digital control system in the “glass” cockpit, along with a new two-band locator with phased antenna array manufactured by the Vega Radio Engineering Corporation.

Source: www.defenceandtechnology.com
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