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UK chequebook out for Aussie Wedgetail EW aircraft

It is now clear the UK has made a definite decision to look beyond the E3 Sentry air-frame as a replacement for its current EW radar platform. After the Nimrod disaster, the topic remains a rather sensitive one. Some had hoped we would stay with the E-3 series which is due to be heavily upgraded and which would mean the RAF fleet would have a high level of commonality with their US counterparts.  However, it is good that the UK is looking to an Australian system – and possibly not entirely disconnected to the recent Australian decision to buy the…
Source: Military Times (UK chequebook out for Aussie Wedgetail EW aircraft)