The head of Rostec announced plans to resume production of A-50U AWACS aircraft

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The general director of the Rostec state corporation, on the sidelines of Gostiny Dvor, before the start of the President's address to the Federal Assembly, announced his intention to resume production of the much-needed AWACS A-50U aircraft.

Of course, this plane needs to be restored. Of course, we will make it, it is needed not only for our army, but also for export

– Sergei Chemezov told the agency’s journalist RIA News.



Currently, PJSC United Aircraft Corporation, together with the Ruselectronics holding, is only engaged in modernizing the existing A-50 aircraft at the Beriev plant in Taganrog. One of these aircraft was transferred to the Ministry of Defense at the end of September last year.

The A-50U long-range radar surveillance and guidance aircraft complex is a necessary vehicle in modern combat conditions. As a result of modernization, the aircraft received a new technical equipment that increases the speed and range of detection of air, ground and sea targets, and the effectiveness of countering the enemy. The aircraft was modernized as part of the program for updating the AWACS aircraft fleet, provided for by the state defense order.

– reported the UAC press center.

Let us recall that the production of new modernized Tu-160M ​​strategic missile carriers was recently resumed after a long break. During the visit of the head of state to the Gorbunov plant in Kazan, the frame got at least one new aircraft. Previously, the company was also only involved in modernizing the existing White Swans.
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  1. +12
    29 February 2024 16: 32
    Oh, the great aircraft manufacturer Chemezov! Is it the MS-21 that keeps shifting to the right and to the right, for 25-26 years? At this rate, we will wait another 50-100 years for A-10 or A-15... sad
    1. +5
      29 February 2024 17: 30
      I had the opportunity to meet this character at the Archimedes 2005 exhibition in Moscow......... I won’t say anything. You can guess everything yourself.
      1. +1
        29 February 2024 18: 21
        And what can I say - things themselves say that the AN-2 is resuming how dashingly, and then some A-50, and it’s not alone (from the series - they called a mechanic... otherwise I would have fixed it for you...) like this and not sad!
      2. 0
        19 March 2024 08: 06
        This is another sidekick of Putin from the GDR, who occupies high positions because of his acquaintance and loyalty to Putin, and not because of his professional qualities. What can you expect from him?
    2. -3
      1 March 2024 08: 38
      Come on Vitek! Take Rostec and give us everything at once!
      1. -5
        1 March 2024 10: 35
        first he'll give himself a couple of boxes of cognac...
    3. -3
      1 March 2024 10: 34
      Is it better when, like a Boeing, the windows fall out and blacks and mentally retarded people work? or how fu 35 they riveted and now they are falling out like peas.
  2. 0
    29 February 2024 16: 36
    “on the sidelines” and the janitor Vasya won’t tell you anything
  3. +9
    29 February 2024 16: 39
    Good morning, dear Moscow Region and Rostec, represented by Mr. Chemezov! How long have you slept...
  4. +11
    29 February 2024 20: 31
    Hmmm. And they were going to rivet A 100....
    Such slogans were put forward: “A-100: what the new Russian “Big Ear” is capable of,” “The A-100 AWACS aircraft will deprive the United States of even thoughts about air superiority.”
    In short, we’ll catch up and overtake. But not now.
    1. -2
      1 March 2024 10: 36
      well, it’s not the USSR now when the whole world has overtaken the production of galoshes laughing
    2. 0
      1 March 2024 23: 09
      Today, the principles of long-range detection are advanced and large transport vehicles with large mushrooms (rotating antennas) are not required. But if the A-100 has not been built for decades, then we won’t see the next generation for a long time; the military-industrial complex and the feeding company are working on something else, on “assimilation” of funds with sharing, so which A-100, A-50 is the top for “cuts”.
      1. 0
        2 March 2024 19: 27
        Tuzakov, required. You can't go anywhere without them.
        1. 0
          3 March 2024 20: 02
          Replica. I agree that yesterday the A-100 is also necessary. Entire departments of the Ministry of Defense on armaments, the final one should be spoken by the Minister of Defense and in a categorical tone with a regular debriefing of the “flights” of the military-industrial complex of the Russian Federation. Yes, he will come to one enterprise, scold the public, and everything else will be like the old “cuts”. (Everything created such a critical opinion)...
    3. +1
      2 March 2024 19: 26
      Zheka, in general, the lack of at least some skills to manage the state and do something in this gop bunch was visible 20 years ago.
  5. DO
    +1
    29 February 2024 21: 12
    The A-50/100 is a super expensive, huge, clumsy and easy target that is a priority for destruction by the enemy. And although officially unconfirmed, but very plausible damage and losses to the A-50 from enemy actions on the ground and in the air, reports of which appeared in the media, suggest that other carriers are needed for aerial radar reconnaissance - supersonic fighters that have a chance to escape from enemy anti-aircraft missiles. It is desirable that promising carriers of reconnaissance radars also be unmanned, because, once again, this is a priority target for the enemy.
    1. +1
      29 February 2024 21: 29
      Quote: DO
      that for aerial radar reconnaissance other carriers are needed - supersonic fighters that have a chance to evade enemy anti-aircraft missiles.

      Yeah, with the possibility of moving to the 6th dimension.
      Do you have any idea why planes of this size are chosen for this type of aircraft?
      How will you place all the equipment in the fighter? Connect the four together into a single whole?
      Maybe then Air Force One can be converted into a fighter, well

      Quote: DO
      who have a chance to escape enemy anti-aircraft missiles

      There are other possibilities for protecting this type of aircraft and they are assigned to the appropriate personnel, whose responsibility is precisely the protection of such aircraft.
      1. DO
        -1
        29 February 2024 21: 48
        Quote: Wikipedia, Su-34
        Outboard reconnaissance equipment
        In the option of using the Su-34 as a reconnaissance aircraft, the use of suspended equipment is provided - the suspended universal reconnaissance container (UKP) "Sych", which is designed in three versions, depending on the type of reconnaissance:

        radio engineering;
        radar;
        optic.

        The first media reports about Sych hanging containers appeared back in 2011.
        And operators connected by radio links to several fighter-based radar reconnaissance aircraft can be located on the ground.
        Yes, and effective protection of the Il-76 from modern missiles of Western air defense systems does not exist today, because they are equipped with a combined seeker, including an inconspicuous, noise-coded adaptive radar seeker (Patriot air defense missiles).
        1. +6
          1 March 2024 07: 44
          Don't talk nonsense. The Sych does not have even a tenth of the capabilities that AWACS aircraft have. That is why ILs and Boeings.
          1. DO
            -3
            1 March 2024 11: 39
            Quote: Strange guest
            The Sych does not have even a tenth of the capabilities that AWACS aircraft have.

            Every controversial statement needs justification. About “nonsense” too.
            Please list the capabilities that the radar of the A-50 AWACS aircraft has and that the UKP-RL "Sych" does not have.
            1. +4
              1 March 2024 12: 09
              Yeah. Right now. Those. characteristics of "Premiere". For what purpose are you interested? I will only say that the detection range is several times higher, and the number of tracked targets is several times different.
              1. DO
                0
                1 March 2024 12: 25
                Quote: Strange guest
                Yeah. Right now.

                Well, right now, right now. If so, then I have no less reason to say that you are writing nonsense. Except, perhaps, that the A-50's radar is really more powerful, and it is circular except for the shadow from the tail of the aircraft.
                1. +2
                  1 March 2024 18: 19
                  I don't want to argue. It’s hard for you - you don’t even understand that the larger the effective area of ​​the antenna and the higher the power of the transmitter, the more opportunities there are. So far, unfortunately, this is how radar technology works. Even on a plane. That's why Ilyas and Boeings. Not Su and F.
                  1. DO
                    0
                    1 March 2024 21: 19
                    Silts are good as AWACS aircraft in peacetime. But in a modern military conflict, the huge, slow-moving Il-76, doing a figure eight a couple of hundred kilometers from the LBS under the close supervision of enemy reconnaissance assets, is no good. With great probability, all A-50s will be destroyed sooner or later; the collective West will have modern means for this.
                    The reconnaissance radar shines like a spotlight in the night, and nothing can be done about it. Therefore, the only way out here is to use a radar carrier, which should be significantly cheaper than the Il-76, and which is much more difficult to shoot down, due to the speed and maneuverability of the fighter carrier. The carrier's crew must have the ability to eject, and in the near future, an unmanned fighter will be desirable as an unmanned fighter. That is, several radars are in the air, and the processing of information from them must be carried out via radio channels to the ground. And you can’t imagine anything else here. The technical aspects of this forced concept, which has already been implemented on the basis of the Su-34 (“first pancake”), may initially have shortcomings that can be eliminated in the future, but this is better than being left without aviation radar reconnaissance at all quite soon.
                    1. DO
                      -1
                      1 March 2024 23: 45
                      PS Errors: instead

                      Quote: DO
                      which is much more difficult to shoot down due to the speed and maneuverability of the fighter carrier

                      should be
                      “which is much more difficult to shoot down due to the speed and maneuverability of the fighter carrier,”
                      instead

                      Quote: DO
                      in the near future, a generally unmanned fighter is desirable as an unmanned fighter

                      should be
                      "in the near future, an unmanned fighter will be desirable as a radar carrier"
                    2. 0
                      2 March 2024 19: 37
                      Do, nonsense. We need new A-100s yesterday too. Minimum 30 pieces. We need reconnaissance TU-204Rs and about 50 of them. We need deck mushrooms. We need Su-34 and Su-30 in the form of electronic warfare-RTR aircraft, about 100 of them. A lot of things are needed and there is nothing. 25 years of getting up from my knees.
                      1. DO
                        -1
                        2 March 2024 20: 52
                        Quote from Savage3000
                        nonsense. We need new A-100s yesterday too. Minimum 30 pieces. We need reconnaissance TU-204Rs and about 50 of them. We need deck mushrooms. We need Su-34 and Su-30 in the form of electronic warfare-RTR aircraft, about 100 of them. A lot of things are needed and there is nothing. 25 years of getting up from my knees.

                        Most likely, you sent your triumphant post, which does not pretend to be competent, from the USA.
                        Since you speak Russian fluently, you probably left Russia for America. However, it seems that your memory is failing you and you do not remember the collective character of the Russians, since between the lines you arrogantly believe that the Russians will surrender to your current masters and sadly wander off to dig their own graves. And you don’t have the brains to understand that Americans should be no less afraid of military escalation imposed by the West than the Russians.
                      2. 0
                        8 March 2024 16: 01
                        Do, I saw your post that the A-50 should patrol the Northern Sea Route. It's hard to find more nonsense. Learn the materiel. Shame.
                      3. DO
                        0
                        8 March 2024 22: 19
                        Do, I saw your post that the A-50 should patrol the Northern Sea Route. It's hard to find more nonsense.

                        Proofs?
                  2. 0
                    2 March 2024 19: 39
                    Strange guest, you are absolutely right. The A-100 is needed like air.
              2. DO
                0
                1 March 2024 12: 45
                Strange guest, what does the A-100 Premier have to do with it, which is not in service and it is unknown whether it will be and why? There are A-50, A-50U.
        2. DO
          0
          1 March 2024 23: 32
          Quote: Igool
          Maybe then Air Force One can be converted into a fighter

          In fact, Putin has already flown a two-seat fighter. This is not the first time for him.
    2. -1
      1 March 2024 08: 36
      I don’t think it’s possible to place a lot of equipment and antennas on a su, here you’ll have to make either a group of su working together, or a 160 drlo
      1. DO
        -1
        1 March 2024 12: 07
        Quote: vladimir1155
        I don’t think that a lot of equipment and antennas can be placed on the su

        So long ago, the reconnaissance version of the Su-34 was equipped with an overhead side-view radar, at least look at the Su-34 Wikipedia, google about Sych (for example, https://topwar.ru/199782-universalnye-kontejnery-razvedki-sych-v -specoperacii.html ).

        Quote: vladimir1155
        here you will have to make either a group working together

        We are talking primarily about radar reconnaissance. Operators, of course, work on the ground, receiving information from the radar through a radio link that includes a repeater(s). There can be several Su-34+UKP-RL aircraft per ground operations center.
        If passive electronic reconnaissance is required, the Sychi family has another suspended container, UKP-RT.
        Well, for optical and infrared reconnaissance there are already a variety of stealthy and relatively cheap reconnaissance UAVs. It’s hard for me to say whether the Su-34+UKP-OE is needed.
      2. -1
        2 March 2024 19: 31
        O great Vladimir, who does not need large ships and aircraft carriers!

        What equipment will not fit on your Su-34?
    3. -1
      2 March 2024 19: 28
      Do, don't talk nonsense. The plane was shot down outside the range of the patriots. Any expensive weapon is a target. This does not mean that it is not necessary to produce it.
      1. DO
        -1
        2 March 2024 21: 35
        Savage300, I understand your American desire for the entire budget of the Russian military-industrial complex to be spent on one or two huge, slow-moving, clumsy A-100s, which will be shot down in a week or month. And the technologically advanced West will find something to shoot down, and will not warn the Russian side before firing.
        The carrier of the panel radar should be a fighter (a serial Su-34 already prepared for this), in the near future preferably an unmanned Su-27, in the more distant future an unmanned Su-75, + ground infrastructure. The truth of this statement was involuntarily confirmed by you yourself, showing noticeable concern about my post.
        1. 0
          8 March 2024 16: 04
          Do, 25 years have passed, and the Russian budget can only cope with one A-100? Hmm... this is getting up from your knees.

          What kind of panel radar? What fighters? What nonsense are you talking about? Large aircraft have a much longer range and cannot be replaced by anything.

          And the Ukrainians cannot shoot them down, there are no such weapons. Learn the materiel.
          1. DO
            0
            8 March 2024 22: 45
            Quote from Savage3000
            25 years have passed, and the Russian budget can only cope with one A-100?

            In fact, I couldn’t even master one.
            But thanks to sanctions and military escalation imposed by the West, everything is changing before our eyes. Including the development of a serial reconnaissance version of the Su-34 with an overhead radar.

            Quote from Savage3000
            What kind of panel radar? What fighters?

            Google Wiki "Su-34", everything is written there. And don't ask any more stupid questions.

            Quote from Savage3000
            And the Ukrainians cannot shoot down their /*large planes*/, there are no such weapons.

            Are you trolling, sir?
  6. +1
    1 March 2024 01: 15
    If only he didn't get confused in his plans. He has a lot of unplanned things there. And the man is the owner of his word - he gave it if he wanted, he took it if he wanted.
  7. +1
    1 March 2024 15: 08
    You need everything - a satellite constellation, command ILs, escort fighters with containers and drones, here they are - especially in war. And stratospheric airships, heaps of them. And already yesterday. Chemezov, huh? By God, if it weren’t for the SVO...
  8. +1
    1 March 2024 23: 29
    This is for another 10-20 years. We need AWACS now, right now. Anything
  9. 0
    2 March 2024 14: 47
    and today they announced the transfer by Rostec of the new A-50u to the VKS, this funny grandfather Chemezov.... bully
  10. 0
    2 March 2024 15: 15
    In my opinion, the prosecutor’s office together with the Investigative Committee should have dealt with this character long ago
    1. 0
      2 March 2024 19: 29
      Do you think only by this one character?
  11. 0
    3 March 2024 11: 33
    But why do AWACS have to be placed on an airplane?!
    Why can't it be placed on a railway platform?
    All the electronics are in the carriages along with the personnel and only the antenna on the balloon or aerostat.
    Such a train arrived at the permissible distance to the LBS, raised the balloon to the required height and began working.
    On the open platform you can easily place both the TOP and the Shell for self-defense.
    Our railway network is extensive. Moved the train to the required section of the front and solved the problems.
    In such a train you can accommodate everything you need: from sleeping cars for duty shifts, to a bathhouse, a restaurant, a medical unit and everything else. We have enough carriages.
    Почему нет?
    1. 0
      4 March 2024 19: 07
      Before you propose, decide on your goal. What problem are you going to solve? Israel uses stationary radar airships and balloons. NATO will install radar on balloons in Poland.
      My proposal is an AWACS on a stratospheric airship, altitude 25-35 km, direct radio visibility of more than 1000 km.
    2. 0
      23 March 2024 17: 52
      Smart and original and economical and now capitalism
  12. 0
    5 March 2024 18: 02
    By what year will all “this” start to move? By 3025, or will we stretch until 3026?
  13. +2
    7 March 2024 11: 13
    The main thing here is to declare! and to the place!
  14. +1
    10 March 2024 03: 46
    Rostec didn’t promise anything. In 2019, for example, he promised to produce 2022-12 Il16s per year starting in 114. Those. Today, in the vastness of the country, about 25-30 of these machines are already “flying somewhere”, although the general public knows nothing about it
  15. 0
    23 March 2024 17: 51
    Why haven’t they done it before, at least for sale?! Not enough intelligence or business acumen?!