United Instrument Corporation to Modernize IL-76 Aircraft
The new IL-76MD-90A military transport aircraft produced in Ulyanovsk has completed its maiden flight. It will become a platform for the A-100 future long-range radar detection and control plane. Vega Concern has developed an advanced radar system for the new plane.
The military transport aircraft built at Aviastar-SP will be transferred to the G.M. Beriev Aviation R&D and Production Complex in Taganrog for developing the A-100 prototype. This new generation aircraft will be a replacement for the A-50 currently in service.
The new A-100 equipped with powerful panoramic surveillance radars and state-of-the-art computers will be capable of scanning the airspace for hundreds of kilometers in every direction, detecting targets and sending complete targeting data to anti-aircraft and anti-missile defence systems enabling them to shoot down the targets. The new generation aircraft can be used as airborne command posts making it easier to control air, ground and naval groups and task forces.