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U.K. close to decision to buy Boeing 737 AEW&C aircraft
London is close to making a decision to select Boeing 737 AEW&C aircraft to replace the RAF’s E-3D Reuters is reporting that London is close to making a decision to select Boeing 737 AEW&C aircraft to replace the RAF’s E-3D. But the decision, which could be announced in coming weeks, is likely to anger some U.K. lawmakers who have called for...
Japan's first E-2D has performed its maiden flight
The Japan Ministry of Defense selected the E-2D Advanced Hawkeye in 2014 to fulfill the nation's airborne early warning requirements Northrop Grumman announced that Japan’s first E-2D Advanced Hawkeye early warning aircraft successfully completed its maiden flight on Oct. 9, 2017 at the company’s Aircraft Integration Center of Excellence in St. Augustine, Florida. “The successful first flight of Japan’s E-2D Advanced...
That time a RAF E-3D Sentry AEW&C aircraft was nearly shot down by a Serbian MiG-29  
On May 4, 1999 one of the RAF E-3D aircraft flown by a No. 23 Squadron crew was targeted by a Serbian MiG-29 flown by Lt. Colonel Pavlovic  Tense moments experienced by RAF E-3D AWACS aircrews during Operation Allied Force. Even if the end of the Cold War between 1989-1991 brought to a massive drawdown of offensive weapons systems, because of the...
The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye is a game changer in how the U.S. Navy will conduct battle management command and control The U.S. Navy has decided to relocate Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 125 Tigertails from its current location in Naval Station Norfolk, Va., to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan. Given that the unit flies the E-2D, Carrier Air Wing Five...
The grounding of the entire E-3D fleet could affect air operations conducted in the Middle East The Royal Air Force (RAF) has been forced to ground its E-3D Sentry airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft after issues were discovered with the aircraft’s electrical wiring and cabin conditioning system. As reported by defensenews.com on Nov.4, 2016, a Royal Air Force spokesman said...

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