MOSCOW, March 28. /TASS/. Vega Company integrated into Ruselectronics Group (part of the state hi-tech corporation Rostec) and the Beriev Aircraft Company (part of the United Aircraft Corporation) have delivered the sixth upgraded A-50U long-range radar surveillance aircraft to Russia’s Aerospace Force, the Rostec press office reported on Thursday.
"The A-50U long-range radar surveillance and control plane has been modernized as part of the large-scale program of renewing long-range radar surveillance aircraft stipulated by the defense procurement plan," the Rostec press office said in a statement.
"Long-range radar surveillance aircraft are flying radars with the functions of the command and control post. Their technical equipment, the efficiency of installed radio-electronic systems and flight characteristics are crucial for the speed of detecting and countering a potential enemy’s airborne weapons, which has been proven by the combat experience that has been gained," the Rostec press office quoted Vega CEO Vyacheslav Mikheyev as saying.
The A-50U is designated to detect, track and determine the affiliation of air, large ground and naval targets, transfer data to command posts, guide fighter jets towards air targets and frontline aircraft towards ground and sea targets.