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Australia, UK, US join forces on E-7 Wedgetail development

17th July 2023 - 13:30 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


The E-7 incorporates the Northrop Grumman Multi-role Electronically Scanned Array radar. Pictured is an RAAF E-7 Wedgetail landing (Photo: US DoD)

The agreement signed by Australia, the UK and the US signifies a commitment to cooperation on E-7 Airborne Early Warning and Control capability development, testing, interoperability, operations, and training.

This story has been updated on 18 July 2023 to include comments from an RAF media and communications officer. 

The RAF, the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and the USAF signed a joint vision statement on the first day of the Royal International Air Tattoo 2023 to establish a common intent to jointly work on development of their respective E-7 Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft (AEW&C).

The document was signed by leaders of the three air forces on 14 July at RAF Fairford.

The trilateral agreement will see the nations working together for mutual benefit through cooperation relating to

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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