Advisers Propose New Direction For NATO Surveillance Post-AWACS

By Sebastian Sprenger / June 16, 2015 at 11:38 AM
NATO should base a future surveillance and command architecture on a distributed network of sensors rather than a single airborne platform alone, a group of trans-Atlantic industry experts has recommended. The proposal comes as alliance officials are mulling their options for watching NATO airspace and managing aerial battles once the 14-plane fleet of Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft -- Boeing E-3 Sentry planes commonly known by the acronym AWACS -- is retired sometime in the mid-2030s. Until then, NATO...

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