AWACS(redirected from Airborne Warning and Control System)
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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).]
n acronym for
(Military) airborne warning and control system
an aircraft equipped with radar to track low-flying enemy aircraft and missiles and coordinate defense measures against them.