As NATO's multi-nationally operated fleet continues to support ongoing operations, this major modification will prepare the NATO E-3A to comply with the Single European Skies initiative and give the aircraft unrestricted worldwide access in order to meet SACEUR-directed missions. The delivery of the first upgraded aircraft is expected in 2015. The NAEW&C programme continues to be an example of successful cooperation in NATO. In this time of ever-shrinking budgets, the cooperative effort will deliver more operational capability sooner with increased interoperability and significantly reduced lifecycle costs - Smart Defense at its best!
16 Nov. 2011 | By NAPMA Staff
NATO AWACS Programme – Contract Award for NATO AWACS Cockpit Modernization
Another major milestone for NATO’s E-3A AWACS modernization has been achieved. On 15 November 2011, the NAEW&C Programme Management Agency (NAPMA), on behalf of the NAEW&C Programme Management Organization (NAPMO), and their cooperative partner the United States Air Force have awarded an Engineering & Manufacturing Development contract to The Boeing Company. This contract marks another step toward fielding a Communication Navigation & Surveillance Air Traffic Management (CNS/ATM) compliant solution for the USAF and NATO E-3 AWACS fleets comprising a total of 50 aircraft.