Boeing on Tuesday delivered the first upgraded E-3A AWACS to NATO, equipped with cockpit upgrades. The Communication Navigation Surveillance/Air Traffic Management upgrade includes a digital flight deck and avionics upgrades needed to comply with current and future air traffic control requirements, Boeing said in a news release. The cockpits include five new full-color glass displays, used to customize engine, navigation, and radar data. These upgrades, which will eventually be outfitted on 14 NATO aircraft, reduce the aircrew size by one, according to Boeing.
Sept. 30, 2023
Chief of Space Operations Gen. B. Chance Saltzman delivered a keynote address on “The State of the Space Force,” detailing the young service’s progress and upcoming initiatives at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference on Sept. 11, 2023. Watch the video or read the transcript.