airborne early warning and control


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airborne early warning and control

[′er‚bȯrn ′ər·lē ′wȯrn·iŋ an kən′trōl]
(ordnance)
Air surveillance and control provided by airborne early-warning vehicles which are equipped with search and height-finding radar and communications equipment for controlling weapons.

airborne early warning and control (AEW&C)

Air surveillance and control provided by airborne early warning aircraft that are equipped with search and height-finding radar and communications equipment for controlling weapon systems. They are equipped to detect enemy aircraft and direct their own aircraft against them. The quantum of control infrastructure is greater than in an AEW (airborne early warning aircraft). See airborne early warning aircraft.
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The E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft and the RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) were chosen under a process known as type selection, which identifies the capabilities and systems to be purchased to address specific defence requirements.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation along with its production partners from the Industry to participate in the show, which will witness flying demonstration of the AEW&C India the latest Airborne Early Warning and Control system that can detect, identify and classify threats present in the surveillance area and act as a command and control centre to support variety of air operations.
US-based Boeing, an aerospace and defense corporation, announced that a maintenance training program has been commenced for Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) program.
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