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
The last of three Boeing 737s destined to become the next generation of RAF E-7 Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) touched down on UK Soil on July 14.
DURING A combined Boeing and Royal Air Force media briefing at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire, om July 15, a digital rendering of the proposed colour scheme for the RAF’s three new E-7 Wedgetail AEW1 aircraft was officially unveiled.
Boeing says it sees an opportunity to sell its E-7 Airborne Early Warning and Control platform to the US Air Force, following a Request for Information to industry on February 8 this year and also the potential for reinvigorated international sales
US-based aerospace systems prime Northrop Grumman’s MESA radar is making waves as the premier sensor of the E-7 Wedgetail aircraft, a type soon to be acquired by the UK, but its origins lie in an idea from the turn of the millennium