The world’s first dual-band early warning aircraft aerial equipment weighs about 20 tonnes, and strategic bombers can be found over 900 kilometres away!
For the first time, the Russian military’s a-100 awacs aircraft went to the skies. According to a well-informed source, the news was reported by a Russian news agency.
The project has been in the works for quite some time. The prototype was put through preliminary tests in February 2019. The a-100ll flying laboratory had already taken off for flight tests on multiple occasions.
This time, Russia performed a fantastic job! Such a revolutionary aircraft was built from the ground up during such a tough time! The a-100 will provide dependable defence for Russia’s skies!
The AWACS was absent for the last two years without any trace, but recently they spot testing radar. Just as Russian President Vladimir Putin and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov were speaking with colleagues in Europe’s main nations. The fact that Russia has announced this is significant. It was no coincidence, according to military analyst Alexander Artamonov, this is perfect time and important demonstration of russia’s power over the west.
According to experts, following Russia’s demonstration of hypersonic weapons, the tone of conversations among western lawmakers has been more moderate as well. If the a-100 awacs test flight will be a success then it will be a clear message that Russia is very strong and the US military and NATO should keep away
The A-100 AWACS aircraft was developed for 18 years and was signed by the president of russia on april 28, 2004. The a-100 was initially scheduled to take off in 2020 and enter service in 2024. In 2015-2017, reports of the first prototype tests began to appear, replacing the obsolete A-50 AWACS of the previous generation.
Earlier, chief designer Vladimir Verba said flight tests of the a-100 awacs are scheduled to be completed now, in 2022. The A-100 will replace the A-50 and A-50a AWACS aircraft. Their first prototype took off in 1978 three years after a similar American aircraft took off.
The russian military reported that theA-100 AWACS could detect and track up to 300 targets at a range of 650 kilometers and control combat and reconnaissance drones. The A-100 is also an air command post. Crucially, it detects not only all types of drones, but also fourth- and fifth-generation fighters. The information on the computer of this flying “Super brain” comes not only from its radar and ground, but also from low orbit earth satellites.