Boeing E-3A 'Sentry'
|Notes: Boeing model 707-300 series with large, FUSELAGE-MOUNTED, rotating dish radome. Used in command, control surveillance, weapons control, communications relay, SELF-DEFENSE, and threat evaluation/warni
|  Base model:||E-3|
|  Designation System:||U.S. Tri-Service|
|  Designation Period:||1962-Present|
|  Basic role:||Electronics|
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Known serial numbers
|73-1674 / 73-1675, 75-0556 / 75-0560, 75-0561, 76-1604 / 76-1607, 77-0351 / 77-0356, 78-0576 / 78-0578
78-0579 / 78-0581
79-0001 / 79-000
79-0435 / 79-0441
79-0442 / 79-0459
80-0137 / 80-0139
81-0004 / 81-0005
82-0006 / 82-0007
82-0066 / 82-0070
83-0008 / 83-0009
83-0510 / 83-0511
Recent comments by our visitors
| hai everybody
does any one have some info about the saudi awacs??
im searching info about equipment and deiffrence between saudi awacs and us ones....
also how much did the saudi pay fo the five awacs
10/25/2006 @ 13:04 [ref: 14561]
| Brandon Shultz|
Kirtland AFB, NM
| I was an CSO on the mightey E-3 from 1997 until 2001, with the 964th AACS. I miss her a lot! I'm now flying on rescue/special ops H/MC-130P's...miss the cooling air!!! |
06/24/2005 @ 18:28 [ref: 10571]
| Aaron Degnan|
| Anyone who has any pictures of acft 81-0004 please e-mail me. I am currently the DCC on that acft and am trying to build a database of historical documentation as well as photos to prove where it might have been. Thank you |
09/09/2004 @ 11:43 [ref: 8241]
Khobar, Dhahran, OTH
| The E-3A Sentry is also known as AWACS (Airborne Warning And Control System) aircraft. In addition to 5 AWACS aircraft, the Peace Sentinel program delivered 8 KE-3A Tankers to Saudi Arabia between June 1986 and September 1987. Originally operated from Riyadh, the AWACS squadron transferred to its new base in AlKharj in the late 1990s.
The Saudi AWACS was the first to use the SNECMA CFM-56-2 high-efficiency turbofan engines, providing more range and endurance. They underwent an upgrade after the Gulf War to add two more consoles.
Since 2001, the aircraft has been in rotation at Boeing's Seattle facilities undergoing upgrade to its mission computer and software to the same level currently in use by United States Air Force AWACS fleet, which will provide more capability and enhanced reliability.
04/28/2003 @ 09:01 [ref: 6432]
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