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    The testing of A-100 AWACS aircraft will be started in 2017
    Russian Aviaton » Tuesday August 19, 2014 02:01 MSK

    The state-testing of advanced A-100 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft (AWACS) will be started in 2017, ITAR-TASS reports with reference to Deputy Director General of Vega Concern, Anatoly Kraylyuk (Vega is responsible for development of A-100 aircraft).

    According to him, the production of aircraft equipment is underway; the state testing of these components will be started in 2016.

    "According to the program schedule, the state testing of the aircraft will be started in 2017", - he said.

    It was reported earlier that A-100 will be derived from Il-476 aircraft (Il-76MD-90A).

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