Boeing Upgrades French AWACS Radar

Boeing has upgraded the radar on the first of four French E-3F AWACS aircraft.The Radar System Improvement Program kit improves the E-3's surveillance capability by increasing the sensitivity of the pulse Doppler radar so the aircraft can detect and track smaller targets. It also improves the radar's electronic counter-countermeasures capability. The other three AWACS aircraft will be upgraded by 2006.

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Boeing Air Force Systems
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