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France pursues AWACS cockpit upgrade

21st July 2017 - 16:00 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in London

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The French air force is set to receive a new digital cockpit upgrade for its four-strong Boeing E-3F airborne warning and control system (AWACS) fleet, taking it to a level on par with its NATO and US Air Force counterparts.

Boeing has been busy pitching the upgrade potential for the ageing fleets, and France is now the third operator to commit to an avionics and digital flight deck modification.

NATO and the US both received their first upgraded examples in recent months, with 14 and 24 examples contracted to be modified by Boeing, respectively.

The work for France was

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Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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