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E-7 Wedgetail2021-09-12T14:09:59+01:00

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The E-7 Wedgetail surveillance aircraft will deliver the next generation of RAF’s Airborne Early Warning and Control capability. Building on the reputation of the E-3D Sentry, it will form a core element of the Next Generation Air Force, able to overcome both current and future complex threats.

E-7 Wedgetail at a glance

  • The fleet will be able to track multiple airborne and maritime targets at the same time. It will gather information to provide situational awareness and direct other assets such as fighter jets and warships
  • The E-7 is based on a Boeing 737NG airliner modified to carry a sophisticated Northrop Grumman active electronically-scanned radar. This can cover four million square kilometres over a 10-hour period
  • Both the UK’s E-7 and P-8A Poseidon fleets will be based at RAF Lossiemouth – this is expected to support hundreds of jobs and provide a boost to the local economy
  • The Wedgetail has previously been used by the Royal Australian Air Force on operations against Daesh in Iraq and Syria
  • DE&S teams are involved in overseeing UK deliveries, and supporting and developing the aircraft through-life

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