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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Brief History: Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 120 was commissioned on July 6,1948, as Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron (VAW) 2, flying the TBM Avenger, the AF Guardian and the AD5W Skyraider.
By ZHUHAI, November 21, 2010 (Frontier Star): The introduction of Chinas made ZDK-03 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft will bring a revolution in our air defence operation, said Air Chief Marshal Rao Qamar Suleman, Chief of Air Staff, Pakistan Air Force (PAF) here.
Northrop Grumman as the principal VIP sponsor at the event will highlight its wide range of industry-leading capabilities in EW interoperability and EW's contribution to the overall surveillance picture among its airborne early warning and control systems.
ISLAMABAD, March 26, 2010 (Balochistan Times): India on Thursday received the second of the three contracted Israeli-made Phalcon Airborne Early Warning and Control System at the Jamnagar air base, giving it the second eye in the sky for enhanced surveillance capabilities.
As compared to Pakistan's airborne early warning system, the Indian Phalcon system provides tactical surveillance of airborne and surface targets and helps gather signal intelligence.
Boeing reported a second-quarter net loss of $160 million, a significant decline from net income of $532 million a year ago owing to more than $1 billion in one-time charges related to delays in its Airborne Early Warning & Control surveillance program and a previously announced settlement with the US Justice Dept.
Australia's Wedgetail programme saw another milestone reached in March 2006 when Boeing and Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems completed the ground testing of the Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array (Mesa) radar aboard a 737 airborne early warning and control aircraft.
The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has awarded a contract for a five-month follow-on study for its Maritime Airborne Surveillance and Control (MASC) program to the team of BAE Systems (Bristol, UK) and its principal subcontractor Northrop Grumman Airborne Early Warning and Electronic Warfare (AEW&EW) Systems (Bethpage, NY).
The aircraft has been modified to include an airborne early warning radar system and Greece is thought to have taken delivery of two.
Justice and Defense Department officials have expressed concern that the transaction would hurt competition in several areas including airborne early warning radars, missile countermeasures, airborne fire control and undersea warfare, the people said.
Development of the FSX, continued production of F-15s under license, procurement of US-manufactured E-2C airborne early warning and P-3C ASW aircraft, and the purchase of its second Aegis-equipped destroyer, are among items included in Japan's 1990 shopping list of defense hardware.

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