Taganrog aviation scientific and technological complex behalf of the Beriev graduated modernization of the first plane of drill distant radar detection A-50. As early as June of this year Beriev ready to return plane Russian Air Force. A couple of years back in Taganrog, together with concern "Vega", began the modernization of the A-50, during which aviation complex received advanced onboard computers and new work places equipment operators. As a prototype of the A-50U was taken A-50 aircraft, tail number 37. Municipal layout tests successfully completed in the autumn of 2009, at the same time, Colonel-General Alexander Zelin, Commander of the Air Forces of the Russian Federation signed the act to end the GSI. Closing the test has paved the way for the Beriev "serial modernization" of front A-50, which are part of the Ivanovo airbase AWACS aircraft. In autumn 2008 in Taganrog arrived first plane.
About the end of GSI A-50U at the end of 2009 in a press release, "Beriev" reported that in the process of upgrading the main emphasis is made on the transition to the newest element base-board radio complex (RTC). This transition has permitted greatly reduce the total weight of the radio complex and reduce the weight of the aircraft. The consequence of this was the possibility of greater fuel load at a constant take-off weight.
So Makarov were significantly increased while performing combat tasks at this turn and the distance of the flight.
Superior RTC has improved the ability to detect subtle and low-flying air targets (including the criteria for the active use of RAP) by measuring their angular position, speed and range. In addition, the radar detects the type of helicopter aerial target. The aircraft also produces an overview of the sea surface, detecting surface targets and measuring their coordinates. In this case the new A-50U, compared to A-50, improved properties of targets in the rear hemisphere.
By flight complex modernized aircraft added satellite-based navigation system that allows you to do much better precision piloting.
Radically held modernization jobs tactical crew members. An old hardware rack-based cathode-ray tubes to the A-50U changed to universal means of displaying the data on the basis of monitors with liquid crystal display. In addition, A-50U, in contrast to the initial aircraft, equipped with rest rooms for the crew, a buffet with household equipment and a toilet.
In Ivanovo, at the airbase aircraft distant radar already looking forward to the first modernized A-50U. In May this year, the country's only part of the AWACS aircraft celebrated its 45th anniversary. Countdown own stories she keeps the inception of May 20, 1966 in Monchegorsk (Murmansk region). 67th Special Aviation Squadron AWACS airplanes Tu-126. In autumn of the same year, the squadron relocated under Siauliai in Lithuania. In Lithuania, the first 80 years the squadron was converted into a regiment, and the Tu-126 were uniformly substitute the new A-50. In October 1989 the 144th separate regiment aircraft A-50 moved from the Baltic States to the Republic of Komi airfield near Pechora. In Ivanovo All aircraft A-50 are based in the summer of 1998. In Ivanovo in the same 98-m was created 2457 th Air Base aircraft distant radar. This spring, it was reformed in the latest air base.
Beriev Aircraft Company. GM Beriev immediately after the first parade of A-50U started the subsequent revision of the Ivanovo Machine. The plane had already arrived at the factory airfield in Taganrog. After some time, the same way you plan to upgrade the entire fleet of A-50 Russian Air Force.
Immediately on the Beriev coupled with concern "Vega" are working on a new AEW aircraft system with the new radio systems, which has an even more significant features.