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Tag: E-3 Sentry

U.K. close to decision to buy Boeing 737 AEW&C aircraft
The E-7 aircraft are large enough to add potential new capabilities, such as operating drones for expanded surveillance, in coming years. Speaking to Reuters, Brig. Gen. Michael Gschossmann, general manager of the NATO AEW&C Programme Management Agency, says the alliance might switch to the Boeing 737 AEW&C platform to replace the aging...
Check out video and photos of 24 F-22 Raptors showcasing Overwhelming Combat Airpower during Elephant Walk at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson
The "elephant walk," comprised of 24 F-22 Raptor stealth fighters, a C-17 Globemaster III transport and an E-3 Sentry. On Mar. 26, 2019 a squadron of USAF aircraft "elephant walked" down Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) in Alaska, as part of a routine to demonstrate their combat airpower and response abilities.
The incredible story of the SR-71 Blackbird that flew an eleven-hour-long mission from Kadena to the Persian Gulf and back
"Like every other crew, we wanted this mission. It was special, it was a first, it would cover territory that the jet had never been in, and it would provide the test of skill and "stuff" that every aviator/adventurer requires from time to time," former SR-71 pilot Lt. Col. Mike Smith In the following post, which appears in Col. Richard H....
E-3 AWACS crew member explains how a U.S. Navy F-14 nearly shot down a U.S. Navy A-6 during the first night of Operation Desert Storm
  "The F-14 pilot came back and said in an excited voice, 'Target, nose, 12 miles hot, am I cleared to engage?' and again the E-2 stuttered ‘Sta-Sta-Standby' just as my Mode 4 sweep came back as friendly! The F-14's immediate response to the E-2's transmission was 'Fox 1'," Bill Richards, former E-3 "Sentry" Airborne Warning and Control Systems weapons...
DRAGON modernization will bring a whole new level of communication, navigation and surveillance to the U.S. and NATO E-3 operational community As reported by 552nd Air Control Wing in the article New year, new Sentry – DRAGON, the first E-3 Sentry aircraft with the glass flight deck modification known as DRAGON (Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations...
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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