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E-3 Sentry (AWACS)

Definition/Scope: AWACS provides all-weather surveillance and C3. The AWACS radar is able to detect high and low flying aircraft. The radar range extends beyond 200 miles for low flying aircraft and further for aerospace vehicles flying at medium to high altitude. Its surveillance volume is scanned by IFF, which provides a means of identifying friendly aircraft. Data link-reported data are typically shared via Links 11 and 16.

Used For:

surveillance aircraft by name

Broader Terms:

Air Force aircraft
AWACS aircraft

Narrower Terms:

Link 11
Link 16

Related Terms:

E-3A NATO Standard
E-3A Sentry (AWACS)
E-3B Sentry
E-3C Sentry
E-3D Sentry AEW Mk1
E-3F Sentry
Peace Sentinal

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