Boeing E-7A Wedgetail

NATO joins Wedgetail revolution as it confirms E-3A Sentry fleet successor

NATO revealed on November 15 that Boeing’s E-7A Wedgetail has been selected to succeed the alliance’s ageing E-3A Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) fleet, which entered operational service with the organisation in 1982

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UK MOD told to reverse cut in E-7A Wedgetail fleet size by British MPs

The decision by the UK MOD to cut its E-7A Wedgetail AEW1 fleet from five aircraft to three is “perverse” and must be reversed, the findings of an aviation procurement investigation has said

Tinker AFB bids farewell to more E-3 Sentry AWACS

A further two E-3B/G Sentry aircraft have taken off from Tinker AFB for the final time, having been flown from the Oklahoma base to Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, to be placed in long-term storage as the USAF continues to drawdown its ageing AWACS fleet

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UK airpower in crisis amid growing threat of war, MPs say

The state of UK airpower and its inability to counter the growing threat of war has been laid bare in a damning report by an influential group of British MPs

USAF hopes to accelerate E-7 Wedgetail procurement

USAF Chief of Staff Gen Charles Q Brown Jr, RAF Chief of the Air Staff ACM Sir Richard Knighton, and his RAAF counterpart, AM Robert Chapman, have signed a “joint vision statement” committing the three air arms to cooperate in E-7A Wedgetail “capability development, evaluation and testing, interoperability, sustainment, operations, training and safety”

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UK MOD criticised over E-7A Wedgetail procurement in damning new report

The UK's decision to cut its order for Boeing E-7A Wedgetail AEW1 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft from five examples to three has been described as an "absolute folly" in a damning new report by an influential group of MPs

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RIAT 23: Saab eyes GlobalEye success in South Korea, France and NATO AEW&C bids

Having facilitated the debut appearance of its GlobalEye AEW&C aircraft at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) from July 14-16, Saab shared its hope for export success for the swing-role platform in its ongoing bids with South Korea and NATO, while eyeing France as a prospective customer when it decides to part ways with its E-3F Sentry fleet

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Australia to send E-7A Wedgetail to support Ukraine supply effort

The Royal Australian Air Force will deploy a single Boeing E-7A Wedgetail AEW&C aircraft to Germany to help protect the vital gateway of international humanitarian aid and military assistance to Ukraine; a move that demonstrates Australia’s support for the war-torn nation as it continues to defend against the ongoing Russian invasion

USAF orders first E-7A AEW&C aircraft from Boeing

Having selected Boeing’s E-7A to replace its ageing fleet of E-3 Sentry airborne warning and control system aircraft last year, the USAF has awarded the US-based aircraft manufacturing giant a contract to begin working on the first two aircraft using a rapid prototyping acquisition pathway

First MESA sensor is installed on to RAF E-7A Wedgetail

The first of three RAF Boeing E-7A Wedgetail AEW1 airborne early warning and control aircraft received its Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) sensor on November 4