The Mission of the Boeing E-3 Sentry AWACS



Capt. Aaron “Fumbles” Hoff of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing provides insight on how the E-3 Sentry plays a vital role in Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve and describes the advantages of the aircraft.

The Boeing E-3 Sentry, commonly known as AWACS, is an American airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft developed by Boeing as the prime contractor. Derived from the Boeing 707, it provides all-weather surveillance, command, control, and communications, and is used by the United States Air Force, NATO, Royal Air Force, French Air Force, and Royal Saudi Air Force. The E-3 is distinguished by the distinctive rotating radar dome above the fuselage. Production ended in 1992 after 68 aircraft had been built.

AL DHAFRA AIR BASE, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
07.28.2017
Video by Senior Airman Brandon Gifford
380th Air Expeditionary Wing

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