Ever wonder what that dome is on top of a NATO AWACS plane? This video explains everything you need to know about NATO’s AWACS fleet!
NATO has signed a $1 billion contract to modernise the AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System) fleet, ensuring that it will continue to support the Alliance’s missions to 2035.
Often referred to as NATO’s ”eyes in the sky”, the Boeing E-3A AWACS aircraft provide the Alliance with air surveillance, airborne early warning control, command and control, battle space management and communications. The fleet of 14 AWACS aircraft are based in Geilenkirchen, Germany. They provide support to a wide range of missions, including air policing, fighter control, airspace control, counter-terrorism, search and rescue, crisis response and maritime operations.
Footage includes shots of AWACS aircraft (interior and exterior) and personnel on board AWACS aircraft.
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