Russia receives sixth upgraded A-50U
Rostec's Vega Concern and the Beriev Aircraft Company have supplied the sixth modernised A-50U airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Russian Air Force.
A-50U is a modified version of the A-50 aircraft equipped with the modernised Shmel radar system that allows it to track more targets at longer ranges and control more combat aircraft.
The monitoring systems of each operator have been updated with new high dimension and resolution LCD-screens. The satellite communications equipment has also been modified for improved signal exchange speeds, volume and quality. Navigation systems have also been improved.
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