early-warning aircraft

early-warning aircraft

An aircraft specially equipped with early-warning radar to detect aircraft and missiles at as great a distance as possible. The aircraft may have some capabilities for controlling friendly aircraft. The E2C Hawkeye AEW (airborne early warning) aircraft is an example of early-warning aircraft. See airborne early warning aircraft.
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According to a report by South China Morning Post, the Chinese state media confirmed Monday that the country was constructing its first carrier-borne early-warning aircraft called KJ-600.
The planes -- eight bombers, two intelligence gathering planes and one early-warning aircraft -- flew near Miyako and Okinawa on Friday without violating Japan's airspace, the Japanese defense ministry said in a statement released on Friday.
4 million contract to supply the US Navy with materials and services needed to perform an Equivalent Flight Hours fatigue test to evaluate the accuracy of the estimated service life of the company's E-2D Advanced Hawkeye airborne early-warning aircraft.
The Chinese military planes -- two Y8 early-warning aircraft and two H6 bombers -- flew from the East China Sea to the Pacific Ocean and back again, but did not violate Japan's airspace, the reports said.
Clearly, with Pakistan acquiring early-warning aircraft, mid-air refuellers and missiles, increasingly theres very little to choose between the two sides, at least technologically.
He states the during Operation DESERT STORM, early-warning aircraft broadcasted to American pilots about approaching Iraqi fighters, giving the "Eagle and Viper pilots time to .
The wing's 70 aircraft include four strike-fighter squadrons (three Navy and one Marine), an S-3 Viking squadron, an E-2 Hawkeye early-warning aircraft squadron, an electronic-warfare EA-6B squadron and a helicopter squadron.
Northrop Grumman was also on hand, showcasing its E-2C Hawkeye airborne early-warning aircraft, which it has offered to the Indian Navy.
They could have been stationed at Waddington, where three Nimrod R1s and six Sentry early-warning aircraft are based.
Early-warning aircraft will patrol the skies over Athens.
5m contract to equip the RAF's fleet of AWACS early-warning aircraft with new computer displays.