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Thursday, July 02, 2015

USAF conducts tests using E-3G AWACS during Exercise Northern Edge 2015

E-3G SentryThe US Air Force's (USAF) 964th and 966th Airborne Air Control Squadron (AACS) have conducted tests using E-3G airborne warning and control system (AWACS) during the Exercise Northern Edge 2015.

During the test, AWACS surveyed 100 fighters, bombers and refuelling tankers in the Joint Pacific Alaska Range Complex. The mission included threat detection, improvisation, and air battle management.

964th AACS mission crew commander major Dan Sprunger said: "We provide the command and control of the aircraft. It's our job to oversee what's going on, and in-real time, make changes in the air.

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