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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

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.
An Illustrated Dictionary of Aviation Copyright © 2005 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved
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