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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He is credited with several firsts: the first integrated use of EC-130 Compass Call, F-4G/E Wild Weasel and EF-111A Raven aircraft in live-fly exercises; the first EF-111 missions in France; the first ED-111 mission versus NATO Airborne Early Warning Aircraft; and the first B-52/EF-111 mission versus Patriot/I-Hawk netted missile systems.
Again, the scheme appears not to envisage a full-blown, multi-national entity along the lines of the NATO Airborne Early Warning Force, but rather a framework in which assets can be jointly deployed and operated to a standardized set of procedures.
* Colonel (ret'd) George Riebling, Deputy General Manager, NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Programme Management Agency (NAPMA)

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