NATO's airborne warning and command aircraft enhance Ukrainian capability through round-the-clock, almost real-time, intelligence about Russian operations.


David Common, writing for CBC News, makes the following points:
  •  German-basedE-3 aircraft being used.
  • Surveillance range of at least 400 kilometers - also enables checking the enforcement of maritime sanctions on Russian products.
  • Able to detect Russian warplanes, naval vessels, larger drones, missile paths and, in some circumstances, tanks.
  • Officially, the information is only supplied to NATO nations, but some countries share the intelligence with Ukraine's Armed Forces.
  • Able to detect Russian, Crimean-based fighter jets from take-off.


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