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Russia's A-100LL flying laboratory takes flight: Report

Russia's advanced long-range radar aircraft made its maiden flight, state media reports.

By Geoff Ziezulewicz
Russia's A-100LL flying laboratory takes flight: Report
Russia's A-100LL flying laboratory for its advanced long-range radar detection and control aircraft has made its maiden flight, the Tass news agency reported Wednesday. The Russian A-50 airborne early warning and control aircraft is shown here. Photo by Alex Beltyukov/Wikimedia Commons

MOSCOW, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Russia's A-100LL flying laboratory for its advanced long-range radar detection and control aircraft has made its maiden flight, Russian news agency Tass reported Wednesday.

The flight for the airborne radar system proceeded in a normal manner, Tass quoted officials from the United Instrument-Making Corporation as saying.

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The A-100LL flying lab is based on the A-50 and is being developed to replace the A-50 and A-50U long-range radar detection and control aircraft.

It will be used for ground and flight tests of various system elements, including electromagnetic compatibility and information exchange protocols.

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