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UK closes in on E-7 AEW&C full business case with full fleet ready for production

15th July 2022 - 15:15 GMT | by Tim Martin in RAF Fairford

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Boeing E-7 AEW&C aircraft are due to replace the UK's E-3D Sentry fleet. (Photo: MoD)

Boeing and STS Aviation are set to start production of a third UK E-7 AEW&C aircraft, as the UK MoD focuses on developing a full business case for the programme.

The UK MoD is set to meet an E-7 AEW&C aircraft full business case milestone in Q4 2022 with a joint team of Boeing and STS Aviation ready to begin production of a third aircraft, after the airframe arrived in Birmingham on 14 July.

During the next ‘couple of months’, the RAF and Boeing will work together on a scheduled risk assessment and refine how the E-7 programme reaches IOC and FOC, all of which will be specifically built into the full business case, according to Air Cdre Alex Hicks, Assistant Chief of Staff Cap ISR, RAF.

Such progress represents a significant

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