The Beriev A-50 is a Soviet-built Airborne early warning and control (AEW) aircraft based on the Ilyushin Il-76 transport. Developed to replace the Tupolev Tu-126, the A-50 first flew in 1978. It entered service in 1984, with forty-four aircraft produced by 1992.
- Beriev A-50M: Modernized Soviet version with midair refueling capability.
- Beriev A-50U: Upgraded variant with modern avionics, electronics, and engines.
- Izdeliye-676: One-off stop-gap telemetry and tracking aircraft.
- Izdeliye-776: One-off stop-gap telemetry and tracking aircraft.
- Izdeliye-976 (SKIP): (СКИП – Самолетный Контрольно-Измерительный Пункт, Airborne Check-Measure-and-Control Center) – Il-76 based Range Control and Missile tracking platform. Initially built to support Raduga Kh-55 cruise missile tests. Has fixed RDF cover filled with other equipment and glassed navigator cockpit, (one prototype and five production conversions).
- Izdeliye-1076: One-off special mission aircraft with unknown duties.
- Beriev A-50I: Variant with Israeli RDF designed for Manchuria and Shinjang.
- Beriev A-50A: Variant with Aviadvigatel PS-90 A-76 engines and Israeli EL/W-2090 RDF made for the Arabian Air Force.
- Soviet Union
- Soviet Air Force x 26