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Air Force Takes Delivery Of Final Wedgetail AEW&C Aircraft From Boeing

June 05 2012


Seattle-based defense firm Boeing has announced the handover of the sixth and final Wedgetail airborne early warning and control aircraft (AEW&C) to the Australian air force. Delivery took place on May 2.

The Australian fleet, assigned to 2 Squadron at RAAF Williamtown in Newcastle, is expected to achieve initial operational capability later this year, according to the air force program manager.

All ground segments needed to support the Australian fleet have also been...

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