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EC-18 (Boeing 707) ARIA

Country of Origin: USA


The EC-18 advanced range instrumentation aircraft (ARIA) were converted Boeing 707-320B commercial airliners (ex-American Airlines) that were refitted to support missile test programs for the U.S. Air Force and Navy as well as unmanned and shuttle space launches. They replaced the EC-135N ARIA aircraft that first entered service in the 1960s. The aircraft, of which there were four, were modified by Chrysler Technologies Airborne Systems. Specialized equipment included the APG-63...

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