The U.S. Air Force will replace thirty-one 1970’s era E-3 Sentry with 26 Boeing E-7 Wedgetail, Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft (AWACs) for missions beyond ground-based support.


Kyle Mizokami writing in Popular Mechanics, makes the following points:
Note:  Australia was the Wedgetail launch customer. See Australian Wedgetail eagle.


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