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UK MoD stands by decision to buy E-7 fleet

22nd March 2019 - 16:30 GMT | by Tim Martin in London


The practices and decision-making processes that led to an announcement made on 22 March by the UK MoD to acquire five Boeing E-7 Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft for $1.98 billion (£1.5 billion), were ‘scrutinised extensively through the normal procedures,’ according to the organisation.

Defence of the programme ignores bitter criticism from Boeing competitor Saab, leading up to the contract award, including scrutiny of the ways in which the MoD apparently refused to adequately assess the Swedish manufacturers alternative proposal – a combination of an Airbus A330 airframe equipped with its Erieye radar system.   

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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