Boeing has completed its first major cockpit overhaul for the E-3A Sentry airborne early-warning-and-control aircraft and returned it to NATO in Germany for acceptance and eventual operational service. The military alliance received 18 of the radar-equipped aircraft, based on the airframe of the Boeing 707 airliner, in the 1970s. One crashed, and current plans sustain only 14 of the surviving aircraft to the 2030 time frame, at which point they will need to be replaced. NATO completed a ...


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