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Thursday, July 30, 2015

New interrogation system installed on AWACS, more in pipeline

E-3A Sentry AWACSOut with the old, in with the new, at least that's the case for the existing interrogation system found on E-3 Sentry AWACS.

The AWACS Next Generation Identification Friend or Foe (NGIFF) program office from Hanscom Air Force Base recently completed the first installation of the new AN/UPX-40 system, which also brings new enhancements onto an operational AWACS at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma.

"This operational installation marks a huge milestone for the AWACS program," said Nick Grudziecki, the NGIFF deputy program manager. "And it's only the first of many."

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