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UK Sent Team to Australia for Training

UK Sent Team to Australia for Training 17 August, 2018

United Kingdom is showing interest in E-7 Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEWC) aircraft for use in Royal Air Force (RAF). According to the Australian Defence Magazine, three RAF crewmembers, comprising a pilot, an Electronic Support Measures Operator (ESMO), and a Surveillance and Control Officer began their Wedgetail conversion course with 2 Sqn at Williamtown about three weeks ago.

The United Kingdom was using E-3D Sentry aircraft developed from Boeing 707 for long-running AEWC missions.

The E-7A Wedgetail is based on a Boeing 737-700, with the addition of an advanced Multi-Role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) radar and 10 mission crew consoles. They can cover four million square kilometres during a single 10-hour mission according to the Royal Australian Air Force.

The Swedish defence company Saab proposes the 'GlobalEye' radar concept on the Bombardier Global 6000 body to the RAF.

UK Sent Team to Australia for Training

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