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Definition of Aew

Aew Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
European Defence Agency Acronyms
Airborne Early Warning
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DOD Joint Acronyms and Abbreviations
air and space expeditionary wing; airborne early warning
Source: U.S. Department of Defense, Joint Doctrine Division. ( About )
NATO Acronyms
Airborne Early Warning (Radar Picket Aircraft)
International Relations and Security Acronyms
Airborne Early Warning; Airborne Electronic Warfare
Aew Definition from Science & Technology Dictionaries & Glossaries
Airborne Early Warning
Airline Codes
Aerosweet Airlines (Ukraine)
ICAO Airlines Codes
Aerosweet Airlines Kiev Ukraine
Aew Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
An airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) system is an airborne radar picket system designed to detect aircraft, ships and vehicles at long ranges and perform command and control of the battlespace in an air engagement by directing fighter and attack aircraft strikes. AEW&C units are also used to carry out surveillance, including over ground targets and frequently perform C2BM (command and control, battle management) functions similar to an Air Traffic Controller given military command over other forces. When used at altitude, the radar on the aircraft allows the operators to detect and track targets and distinguish between friendly and hostile aircraft much farther away than a similar ground based radar. Like a ground based radar, it can be detected by opposing forces, but because of its mobility, it is much less vulnerable to counter-attack.

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