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.
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.
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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.
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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.
The new orders follow earlier announcements by the company of a pounds 2.7m deal for the supply of on-train security systems for Portuguese Railways and a pounds 1.5m contract to equip the RAF's fleet of AWACS early-warning aircraft with new computer displays.