A-50U radar to be engaged in repelling air attack at Vostok 2018
During maneuvers at the Tsugol training ground, the A-50U airborne early warning and control aircraft was involved in actions to repel a mock air strike.
An air complex fulfilled the tasks of on-duty in the air, the detection of air targets and the transfer of their coordinates to the MiG-31, Su-35S, Su-30SM fighters of the air defense patrols of the Eastern Military District.
The A-50U airborne early warning and control aircraft allows to timely detect and intercept all air targets at a distance of more than 200 kilometers before entering the zone of responsibility of the air defence units of the district.
The Vostok 2018 maneuvers have kicked off in the territory of the Far East and Pacific Ocean water zones on September 11-17 in accordance with the Russian Armed Forces under the leadership of the General of the Army Sergei Shoigu. .
Military command and control units, troops of the Eastern and Central military districts, forces of the Northern Fleet, Airborne Troops, long-range and military transport aviation of Aerospace Forces will be involved in the maneuvers. In total, some 300,000 servicemen will take part in maneuvers, more than 1,000 aircraft, helicopters and unmanned aerial vehicles, up to 36,000 tanks, infantry fighting vehicles, armored personnel carriers and other vehicles, up to 80 ships and support vessels will be involved.