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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

AVALON: RAAF upbeat on Wedgetail reliability

Boeing E-7A WedgetailThe Royal Australian Air Force says recent operational experience operating the Boeing E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning & control (AEW&C) aircraft has established the platform's effectiveness.

Speaking to media, RAAF Wg Cdr Paul Carpenter says that receipt of Initial Operational Capability in December 2012 marked a key milestone in the type's service history.

"IOC was very significant, because it put us on the hook for taskings," says Carpenter.

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