airborne early warning

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airborne early warning

[′er‚bȯrn ′ər·lē ′wȯrn·iŋ]
(ordnance)
The detection of enemy air or surface units by radar or other equipment carried in an airborne vehicle, and the transmitting of a warning to friendly units.
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The NATO Airborne Early Warning Control Force from Geilenkirchen, Germany, also participated in the exercise.
Retrofit of the entire fleet will commence following successful completion of Initial Operational Test & Evaluation and approval by the NATO airborne early warning & control nations.
acting as agent for the NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Program Management Agency in Brunssum, The Netherlands.

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