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 system trained military crews from Canada, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, France, the Netherlands, Israel, NATO Airborne Early Warning Control Forces (AWACS), and the U.
Deployment of the first NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) fleet was set for fiscal year 1982.
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.

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