A-50 early-warning radar aeroplane

A-50 early-warning radar aeroplane

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Caption: A-50 early-warning radar aeroplane, coming in to land at an air base. The radar rotordome (oval, upper centre) is the structure seen between the wings and the aircraft tail. This is a Russian Beriev A-50 Shmel AWACS (airborne warning and control system) aircraft. It was developed in the 1970s and entered service in 1984. It uses radar to detect the location of enemy and friendly aircraft, allowing the direction of military air operations. This landing took place at an air base near Minsk, Belarus, during a military air defence exercise involving forces from the CIS (former Soviet states). Photographed on 23 April 2008.

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