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USAF reiterates interest in Wedgetail
The USAF is interested in a near-term procurement of the Airborne Moving Target Indicator (AMTI) radar-equipped Boeing E-7A Wedgetail, which is already operational with the Royal Australian Air Force and is entering service with the RAF as the Wedgetail AEW1 airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) platform.
Wedgetail has been studied by the USAF as an interim measure between the retirement of ageing Boeing E-3 Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft and the introduction of an AMTI capability on satellites or networks of distributed sensors linked by the Advanced Battle Management System.
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