Russian-Built Surveillance Plane Superior to Foreign Rivals - Defense Minister

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The Russian-built Beriev A-100 airborne early warning and control (AWACS) aircraft will surpass its foreign rivals, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Friday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The A-100 is designated to replace the Beriev A-50, currently in service in the Russian Air Force, and is expected to complete its maiden flight in 2017.

"According to its characteristics, the A-100 aviation system is superior to its foreign equivalents. Its intelligence capabilities will enable it to discover new classes of targets, to practice aircraft guidance and combat aviation," the minister said during a conference call.

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Shoigu was speaking ahead of the Russian Defense Ministry's Army 2016 forum, which is set to take place on September 6-11 in Kubinka, a western suburb of Moscow. According to the minister, the forum will be the country's largest event for showcasing modern weapons and military equipment, and will exhibit the most advanced technological achievements from Russia and abroad.

He added that the plane will be able to survey the situation on land, at sea and in the air.

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