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  • NATO Boeing E-3A AWACS
    News

    NATO upgrades surveillance with five Global Hawks, $1bn for AWACs

    2019-11-26T19:42:00Z

    NATO is planning to award Boeing a $1 billion contract to upgrade the alliance’s fleet of E-3A airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft at a ceremony at Melsbroek Air Base in Brussels on 27 November.

  • Belgian F-16 - AirTeamImages
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    Everything you need to know about RIAT 2019

    2019-07-16T14:33:51Z

    With the UK’s summer air show season now hitting full stride, FlightGlobal looks ahead to arguably its finest offering: the 19-21 July Royal International Air Tattoo.

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    PARIS: NATO tanker fleet passes countermeasures test

    2019-06-17T15:01:27Z

    Officials involved in the multinational multi-role tanker transport (MRTT) fleet (MMF) – which will see eight adapted Airbus A330s pooled between five European nations – are keen to introduce more countries to the capability-sharing agreement.

  • E-3A - NATO
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    Keeping AWACS at the heart of NATO

    2019-06-12T08:00:00Z

    In what is a remarkable 12 months for aerospace-sector anniversaries – ranging from half-centuries since the first flights of the Boeing 747 and Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde, man's inaugural steps on the moon and the formation of both Airbus and Embraer, toFlight's own 110thyear – one of the most influential events could ...

  • cancelled flights screen c Filip Singer EPA-EFE–RE
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    ANALYSIS: Hackers present a constantly evolving threat

    2019-01-10T16:16:07Z

    In June, some 900 European cybersecurity specialists from 30 countries sprang into action when an ordinary day at the airport turned into mayhem: automated check-in machines displayed "system failure", check-in counter computers packed up, smartphone travel apps stopped working, baggage claim shut down, departure boards read all flights "cancelled". Queues, ...

  • German Eurofighter An-26 - German air force
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    NATO rotates Baltic, Romanian air policing duties

    2018-09-10T13:59:27Z

    NATO air forces have made their latest rotations in the provision of air policing services for the Baltic states and eastern Europe.

  • News

    NATO receives first US shipment for common precision weapon stockpile

    2018-08-23T19:40:34Z

    ​NATO has started to build a stockpile of common air-to-ground precision guided munitions with the receipt of its first weapons shipment from the USA on 22 August.

  • News

    J-Music to protect NATO tanker fleet

    2017-12-20T15:44:24Z

    Elbit Systems has been awarded a $46 million contract to equip a future pooled NATO fleet of Airbus A330 tankers with its J-Music directional infrared countermeasures self-protection equipment.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: NATO nations take aim at 2% spending target

    2017-06-12T14:25:09Z

    For decades, the United States has been by far the largest contributor to the NATO’s military strength. Its budget dwarfs those of all the other nations added together, and the US has long sought to have its partners pay more towards the cost of the alliance. Now, President Donald Trump ...

  • Ramstein Alloy 4 - Mark Kwiatkowski
    News

    PICTURE: NATO puts Baltic air defences to the test

    2017-05-02T13:40:01Z

    NATO staged the two-day "Ramstein Alloy 4" exercise in late April over Lithuania, giving locally deployed air forces the opportunity to practise quick reaction alert procedures and boost interoperability.

  • NATO AWACS - Boeing
    News

    Boeing delivers first upgraded NATO AWACS

    2016-12-15T14:49:10Z

    B​oeing has delivered to NATO the first of 14 modified E-3A airborne warning and control system (AWACS) aircraft featuring an upgraded cockpit and avionics suite.

  • Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Europe looks inward for future UAV ops

    2016-04-27T10:05:45Z

    ​European forces operate a diverse range of aircraft – including unmanned – due to their relatively high, NATO-level defence budgets and involvement in a number of international arenas.

  • Italian Typhoon - Finmeccanica
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    Italian Typhoons demonstrate air-to-ground IFF capability

    2016-04-26T11:01:03Z

    Italian air force Eurofighter Typhoons have been used to demonstrate to NATO the ability to detect friendly ground forces using a modified air-to-air identification friend-or-foe (IFF) system.

  • Spanish Eurofighter - Geoffrey Lee Eurofighter
    News

    Spain and Belgium prepare to take on Baltic policing duties

    2016-01-05T17:09:13Z

    ​On 7 January, Spain will take the lead role for the next four-month, NATO-led Baltic Air Policing (BAP) rotation, as it deploys four Eurofighter Typhoons to Šiauliai air base in Lithuania.

  • NATO AGS Global Hawk rollout preview - Northrop Gr
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    NATO UV-16 looks to better use of data during joint missions

    2015-10-29T11:11:02Z

    NATO’s Unified Vision 2016 exercise is to explore how data collected from individual national aircraft – plus the alliance’s new unmanned air vehicle capability – can be better used during joint missions.

  • NATO E-3A - Miks Uzans/NATO
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    NATO looks to AGS to retain AWACS relevance

    2015-10-27T10:43:59Z

    The lifespan of NATO’s airborne warning and control system fleet has become increasingly dependent on it being able to operate alongside its new unmanned Alliance Ground Surveillance capability.

  • NATOAGS
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    Northrop unveils NATO-1 Global Hawk destined for Europe

    2015-06-05T02:14:31Z

    Northrop Grumman has unveiled the first of five RQ-4B aircraft for NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance programme at a ceremony in Palmdale, California – a milestone on the multinational programme that has been 20 years in the making.

  • F-16 BAP - Royal Norwegian Air Force
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    NATO rotates Baltic air policing force

    2015-05-05T12:34:59Z

    ​NATO has made its latest force rotation to deliver the Baltic Air Policing mission protecting the airspace of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, with Norway to lead the activity until 31 August.

  • USN P-8 Poseidon - Rex Features
    Analysis

    ANALYSIS: Strength of UK's offensive fleet hangs on upcoming SDSR

    2015-03-19T09:30:29Z

    The island state of the UK is positioned – both politically and geographically – within a number of ongoing international conflicts.

  • NATO E-3A AWACS - USAF
    News

    NATO stresses C2 role of AWACS fleet

    2015-03-13T15:26:55Z

    Too much demand is being placed on NATO’s Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) to provide information, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data to the alliance, despite its primary roles of command and control and battle management, a leading figure on the programme has revealed.