Contents tagged with A-50

  • Ukraine's Intel Chief: downing of Russian A-50 early warning aircraft was result of a 2 weeks operation

    The head of Ukraine's military intelligence, Kyrylo Budanov, has revealed details of an operation that targeted a Russian A-50U early warning and control aircraft. Although General Budanov did not specify the weapon used, experts from Defence Express have proposed some hypotheses on the matter.

    Budanov told journalists on the sidelines of“Ukraine, Year 2024” conference that a two-week meticulous preparation preceded the special operation to destroy the Russian early warning plane. The Defense …

  • Ukrainian Forces down Russian A-50 surveillance aircraft and damage IL-22 plane over Sea of Azov

    On Sunday evening, 14 January, Ukrainian forces downed a Russian A-50 long-range radar detection and control aircraft over the Sea of Azov and damaged an Il-22 plane, RBC-Ukraine reported, citing sources in the Defense Forces. This incident was also confirmed by Yury Mysyagin, a member of the Servant of the People party.

    The A-50 was reportedly hit shortly after commencing its patrol duty near Kirillovka around 21:10-21:15 on 14 January. The aircraft disappeared from radars and failed to …

  • Russia sends A-50 'flying radars' to Kuban amid NATO exercises

    The head of the press service of the Russian southern military district, Vadim Astafyev said that the long-range radiolocation detection aircrafts A-50 were relocated to the Kuban.

    According to him, "A-50 aircraft of Russian Aerospace Forces flew to one of the airfields located in the Krasnodar region."

    The aircraft will monitor the air over the Black Sea during large-scale NATO exercises, which take place on the territory of several Black Sea countries in Eastern Europe.

    This will prevent …