RAF Wedgetail

Jon Lake reviews the recently announced acquisition of the E-7 Wedgetail by the UK Ministry of Defence

The E-7A Wedgetail can control the tactical battle space, providing direction for fighter aircraft, surface units and land based elements, as well as supporting aircraft such as tankers and intelligence platforms. The UK Ministry of Defence has ordered five E-7s at a cost of nearly $2 billion.
SSgt Michael Battles/US Air Force

LATE LAST year UK Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson revealed the Ministry of Defence had selected the Boeing E-7 Wedgetail to replace the E-3D Sentry AEW1, subject to reaching a satisfactory deal with Boeing over the price.

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