airborne warning and control system(redirected from Aviation Warning and Control System)
airborne warning and control system[′er‚bȯrn ′wȯrn·iŋ an kən′trōl ‚sis·təm]
A U.S. Air Force program that uses airborne radar to detect low-flying enemy aircraft and high-altitude attacking bombers and to provide associated command and control functions for strategic interceptor forces. Abbreviated AWACS.
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