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Boeing delivers airborne warning and control aircraft to Australian Air Force

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Nov. 30, 2009 at 2:13 pm |
November 30, 2009 2:13 pm

Boeing has delivered the first two of six Wedgetail Early Warning and Control aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force.

The Wedgetail aircraft are modified Boeing 737-700 airliners equipped with a sophisticated suite of sensors and battle management computers.

The Wedgetail program has been plagued with delays as Boeing and its subcontractors worked to get the state-of-the-art equipment functioning properly.

The mission of the Wedgetail is to director offensive and defensive forces while maintaining a continuous surveillance of airborne and maritime targets.

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