Senate appropriators push for faster E-7A fielding to replace E-3 AWACS

By Shelley K. Mesch / August 4, 2022 at 11:37 AM
Senate appropriators could double the budget for the Air Force's program to replace its aging E-3 Airborne Warning and Control System aircraft, according to a committee mark-up of the fiscal year 2023 defense spending bill . The bill would add $301 million to the AWACS program, bringing the total to $540.7 million, to accelerate the fielding of the E-7A Wedgetail, which the Air Force selected as the AWACS replacement in April. The service is pursuing a quick timeline for the...

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