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AWACS

 (ā′wăks)
n. pl. AWACS
A military surveillance system, carried by aircraft, that can track many other aircraft from a great distance.

[A(irborne) W(arning) A(nd) C(ontrol) S(ystem).]

AWACS

(ˈeɪwæks) or

Awacs

n acronym for
(Military) airborne warning and control system

AWACS

(ˈeɪ wæks)

n.
an aircraft equipped with radar to track low-flying enemy aircraft and missiles and coordinate defense measures against them.
[1965–70; A(irborne)W(arning)A(nd)C(ontrol)S(ystem)]
Translations

AWACS

[eɪˈwæks] N ABBR =Airborne Warning and Control SystemAWACS m

AWACS

[ˈeɪwæks] n abbr (=airborne warning and control system) → Awacs m (système aéroporté d'alerte et de contrôle)

AWACS

, Awacs abbr of airborne warning and control systemAWACS-Flugzeug nt, → Awacs-Flugzeug nt, mit Frühwarnsystem ausgestattetes Aufklärungsflugzeug der US-Luftwaffe
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The delegation comprising German parliamentarians and NATO staff was received at Konya airbase by Turkish diplomatic and military officials and General Dawn Dunlop, Commander of the NATO AWACS fleet.
NATO will send additional AWACS early warning planes to Turkey in order to strengthen the country's defense systems, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday, Sputnik reported.
AWACS monitor airspace within a radius of more than 400 km (250 miles) and exchange information via digital data links, with ground-based, sea-based and airborne commanders.
While talking to mission crew CAS emphasize upon the role of AWACS as war winning tool in the operational scheme of PAF.
Airbus was the only bidder in the AWACS programme and the approval for purchase of the aircraft is the first deal in a single- vendor situation that has been sanctioned by the DAC.
Jay Janzen said, adding that one AWACS aircraft already went on a surveillance mission to Romania on Tuesday and that more missions were being planned.
NATO had said AWACS (airborne early warning and control) planes will fly from their home airbases in Geilenkirchen, Germany, and Waddington in Britain.
He sought to purchase from the US the surveillance planes, better known as AWACS (Airborne Warning and Control System).
The AWACS of both the nations with a large number of aircraft would be launched in a limited airspace and the skills of both the fighter pilots and the controllers would be put to test.
The AWACS at the parade was the last survivor of a set of three that were modified by the Iraqi air force during the 19801988 war with Iran.
On the other hand, Burak Ozugergin, spokesperson for the Turkish Foreign Ministry, confirmed on Thursday that NATO AWACS aircrafts would use the Konya Air Base within the framework of the operations carried out in Afghanistan.
NATO AWACS is an example of a cooperative program focused on achieving interoperability in coalition operations, in which many nations throughout Europe are collectively engaged.