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USAF opts for E-7 as E-3 AWACS replacement

The US Air Force has decided to replace a portion of its E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System fleet with the Boeing E-7 Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft, with a contract award planned in fiscal year 2023

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An in-depth look at the Boeing E-3D Sentry in RAF service

When the Boeing E-3D Sentry entered British service in 1991, it was the end of a long saga, and the start of an even longer career. Here, Dr Kevin Wright takes a closer look at the recently retired aircraft

Royal Air Force retires E-3D Sentry AEW1

The UK officially retired its E-3D Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) fleet at a ceremony at RAF Waddington on September 28, marking the end of 30 years of service with the Royal Air Force (RAF)

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DSEI 2021: L3Harris names team for NATO Sentry replacement bid

L3Harris has revealed the five industry team members that will support its bid in the Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) programme, which aims to source a replacement for NATO’s ageing fleet of Boeing E-3A Sentry AWAC systems by 2035

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UK Sentry fleet stands down as disposal options considered

Following the completion of the last operational flight of the UK’s E-3D Sentry fleet, the UK Ministry of Defence is turning its attention to the potential sale or disposal of the aircraft

Leonardo to upgrade first NATO E-3A test aircraft

Leonardo has been selected to perform the Final Lifetime Extension Programme upgrade to the first of NATO’s E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System test aircraft, with the wider fleet expected to remain operational under 2035

NATO AWACS takes part in Polish training exercise

A NATO-operated Boeing E-3A Sentry airborne warning and control system (AWACS) has deployed to Krakow, Poland, to take part in a binational training event with alliance members from August 21 to 28.

More Wedge(tail) for Boeing

The UK’s purchase of the Boeing E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft has already caused controversy...

NATO initiates AWACS Life Extension Programme

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has announced a Life Extension Programme (LEP) for its Boeing E-3A Sentry airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) fleet, which aims to keep the aircraft operational until 2035.