A Russian Beriev A-50.AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, Pool, FileRussia's early warning aircraft fleet is likely grounded, the UK MoD said.Russia only has a handful of the hi-tech planes that detect incoming missiles and identify ground targets.Ukraine has been having great success in shooting down Russian aircraft in recent weeks.Russia has likely grounded its fleet of A-50 early warning and control aircraft after Ukraine shot down a second one in two months, the UK Ministry of Defense said in an intelligence update on Saturday.The fleet is likely to remain grounded while internal investigations take place into why the losses happened and how Russia can better combat Ukrainian air defenses, the UK department said.The A-50 is an airborne radar system that detects enemy aircraft, missiles, and air defense systems.

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