A NATO E-3A Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS), in a special livery to mark the alliance's 50th anniversary, is due to arrive at the show today.

Look out for the aircraft, scheduled to arrive around 10.00am, in a distinctive blue-and-white design featuring the flags of the 19 NATO member nations as well as the organisation's special 50th anniversary logo.

The Boeing aircraft, which flew missions during the air campaign in Kosovo, will become a travelling static display at national and international air shows.

It is usually based at Geilenkirchen, Germany.

DaimlerChrysler Aerospace painted the aircraft at its facility at Manching, at no cost to NATO.

Source: Flight Daily News