airborne warning and control system


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airborne warning and control system

[′er‚bȯrn ′wȯrn·iŋ an kən′trōl ‚sis·təm]
(ordnance)
A U.S. Air Force program that uses airborne radar to detect low-flying enemy aircraft and high-altitude attacking bombers and to provide associated command and control functions for strategic interceptor forces. Abbreviated AWACS.
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Although the course was primarily for military and civilian members of the NATO airborne warning and control system (AWACS) community, the course was also open to students from several other NAMSA programs as well as members of the Luxembourg Army.
The Boeing Co., Information Space and Defense Systems, Seattle is being awarded a $20,532,130 contract modification for the NATO E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System Mid-Term Modernization Programme resolution of Diminishing Manufacturing Sources issues.
The US Air Force (USAF) recently completed the Block 30/35 upgrade to its E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft when the last of 32 modernized E-3s rolled out of the factory and left for assignment with the 552nd Air Control Wing at Tinker AFB, OK.
Since last fall, seven NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft have been patrolling U.S.
Boeing Co., Information and Surveillance Systems, Seattle, Wash., is being awarded a $7,000,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) modernization and sustainment support effort.
In December 1999, the first Royal Air Force (RAF) E-3D Sentry AEW.1 airborne warning and control system aircraft to be fitted with the Radar System Improvement Program (RSIP) package was officially handed over to the service at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire.
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