early-warning aircraft

early-warning aircraft

An aircraft specially equipped with early-warning radar to detect aircraft and missiles at as great a distance as possible. The aircraft may have some capabilities for controlling friendly aircraft. The E2C Hawkeye AEW (airborne early warning) aircraft is an example of early-warning aircraft. See airborne early warning aircraft.
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The troops include an E-7A Wedgetail airborne early-warning aircraft, a KC-30A airborne refueller as well as 600 defence personnel.
4 million contract to supply the US Navy with materials and services needed to perform an Equivalent Flight Hours fatigue test to evaluate the accuracy of the estimated service life of the company's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early-warning aircraft.
The Chinese military planes -- two Y8 early-warning aircraft and two H6 bombers -- flew from the East China Sea to the Pacific Ocean and back again, but did not violate Japan's airspace, the reports said.
Clearly, with Pakistan acquiring early-warning aircraft, mid-air refuellers and missiles, increasingly theres very little to choose between the two sides, at least technologically.
The squadron's fly-in Sunday will consist of a formation of four E-2C Hawkeye early-warning aircraft with eight pilots and 12 naval flight officers.
The wing's 70 aircraft include four strike-fighter squadrons (three Navy and one Marine), an S-3 Viking squadron, an E-2 Hawkeye early-warning aircraft squadron, an electronic-warfare EA-6B squadron and a helicopter squadron.
They could have been stationed at Waddington, where three Nimrod R1s and six Sentry early-warning aircraft are based.
Early-warning aircraft will patrol the skies over Athens.
5m contract to equip the RAF's fleet of AWACS early-warning aircraft with new computer displays.
He is an avionics technician based on AWAC early-warning aircraft and is just back from a three-and-a-half month tour of duty in the Gulf.
Support measures, to be taken 'individually and collectively', include the provision of some of Nato's 17 AWACS early-warning aircraft and the deployment, if needed, of ships from the Alliance Standing Naval Force to the eastern Mediterranean.
Three Phalcon early-warning aircraft, of the type which Israel was prevented from supplying to China by strong US objections, will be among them.