Russia’s next generation early radar warning aircraft, Beriyev A-100 Premier “flying radar”, will begin testing this July.
"The Beriyev R & D Group in Taganrog (Russian acronym TANTK) is one of the parties engaged in the development of the early radar warning complex," Russian Deputy Minister of Defense Yuri Borisov told TASS Thursday after a tour of the production facility. "This a priority on the state program for armaments. I can tell you all the works are in progress strictly on schedule and we'll get down to state trial testing in July," Borisov said.
A-100 is a new generation of early radar warning and control aircraft that have the task of tracking and escorting aerial targets and surface ships, as well as alerting command centers to changes in the aerial and naval situation.
A-100 Premiers can also be used for control over fight jets and strike aircraft in the process of homing onto aerial, ground and maritime targets or perform the functions of a command center.
Russias Aerospace Force has considered practicing detecting ballistic missiles, which will be launched by the Strategic Missile Force this year. "The Space Troops, part of Aerospace Force, will team up with other branches and services of the Russian Armed Forces to practice detecting ballistic missiles during the demonstrative launches of intercontinental ballistic missiles by the Strategic Missile Force," Aerospace Force Commander-in-Chief Colonel-General Viktor Bondarev was quoted as saying by
Russian Navy crews of the nuclear-powered submarines that are under construction will get improved escape gear. "The crews of nuclear-powered and diesel-electric submarines will be supplied with the submariners improved escape gear designated for the personnels individual escape from a stricken submarine from depths of up to 220 meters," Navy spokesman Igor Dygalo was quoted as saying by
The Russian Air Force trainees will fly Yak-152 propeller aircraft once the tests on the aircraft are complete, Deputy Defence Minister of the Russian Federation Yuri Borisov said during his visit to Irkutsk Aviation Plant - subsidiary of Irkut Corporation. Yuri Borisov viewed the production progress of Su-30SM multirole fighters and Yak-130 combat trainers, as well as manufacturing process of a new Yak-152 primary trainer aircraft
Russian Federal Treasury released figures have confirmed that the nations defense budget has been cut by 25.5% for 2017, falling from RUB3
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