Boeing E-7 Wedgetail / Boeing 737 AEW&C
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Boeing - E-7 Wedgetail / Boeing 737 AEW&C - 2004 - США
Страна: США
Год: 2004


Описание
Фотографии
737 AEW&C: используя в качестве платформы планер 737-700, "Boeings разработала самолет дальнего радиолокационного обнаружения и управления - 737 AEW&C Антенна РЛС Northrop Grumman MESA установлена в обтекателе на пилоне над хвостовой частью фюзеляжа. На фюзеляже также смонтированы дополнительные антенны и фальшкили большой площади. В салоне установлены консоли для операторов бортовых систем, в состав БРЭО включена система госопознавания. Шесть самолетов заказаны Австралией в рамках программы "Wedgetail", четыре - Турцией по программе "Peace Eagle". Четыре схожих E-737 будут поставлены ВВС Южной Кореи. Из-за задержек с интеграцией бортовых систем австралийские ВВС получили первый самолет только в июле 2009 года.
Australia
Another mission as part of Operation Okra begins as an RAAF E-7A Wedgetail takes off from Australia's main logistics base in the Middle East.
One of No 2 Squadron's E-7A Wedgetails takes off from RAAF Base Darwin during Exercise Diamond Storm last year.
Home station ops; an E-7A takes off from RAAF Base Williamtown. The radome has a 7° pitch, measures 10.82m in length, and weighs 3.5 tonnes.
Among the visitors to the 2018 Royal International Air Tattoo was RAAF E-7A Wedgetail serial A30-001. Operated by No 2 Squadron at RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales, it received a revised roundel reflecting the 'RAF100' centenary theme and incorporating RAF insignia.
Австралия первой закупила четыре новых самолета ДРЛОиУ по программе "Wedgetail", причем сроки поставки комплексов многократно переносились. На самолете, выполняющем разворот над портом Сидней, хорошо видны многочисленные ножевидные антенны, установленные на нижней части фюзеляжа. Обратите внимание, что у 737 AEW&C отсутствуют концевые крылышки - винглеты.
Австралийская программа "Wedgetail" столкнулась с проблемами из-за сложностей с интеграцией бортовых систем. ВВС Австралии смогли получить первый самолет только в конце 2009 - начале 2010 года, на три года позже, чем планировалось изначально.
An artist's concept of an RAF E-7A Wedgetail flying over Lincoln Cathedral from its base at nearby RAF Waddington. Modification of the aircraft will be carried out in the UK at Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group in Cambridge.
Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail A30-005 in the skies of the Middle East during Operation Okra.
The E-7A Wedgetail can control the tactical battle space, providing direction for fighter aircraft, surface units and land based elements, as well as supporting aircraft such as tankers and intelligence platforms. The UK Ministry of Defence has ordered five E-7s at a cost of nearly $2 billion.
After receiving fuel from a 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron KC-135, an RAAF E-7A Wedgetail departs in support of Operation Inherent Resolve in July 2017.
Самолеты ДРЛОиУ для противника являются приоритетными целями, поэтому на 737 AEW&C установлен наиболее совершенный комплекс обороны. На фотографии - отстрел тепловых ловушек системы AN/ALE-47 CMDS (Counter Measures Dispenser System).
Between June 1 and 13, 2015, the first aerial refuelling trials were conducted between a RAAF KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport and an E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft. During the trials, seven sorties were flown by each aircraft and included 118 dry contacts with the KC-30A's refuelling boom, and six wet contacts involving the transfer of 20 tonnes of fuel. The trials were conducted under the direction of the Aircraft Research and Development Unit.
An E-7A Wedgetail uploads fuel from a KC-30A tanker during a mission flown in support of Operation Okra.
RAAF E-7A Wedgetail and F/A-18F Super Hornet fly aft of a KC-30A Multi-Role Tanker Transport as they transit to the battlespace as part of Operation Okra, the Australian Defence Force's mission in the Middle East. RAF Voyager tankers don't have a boom refuelling capability.
The Boeing E-7 Wedgetail is perhaps the most likely option being explored by the UK MoD as a replacement for the RAF's Sentry AEW1 airborne warning and control aircraft.
An E-7A Wedgetail conducts aerial refuelling during a mission on Operation Okra.
The Hornets, KC-30A and E-7A represented the first purely air-focused task group sent overseas by the RAAF for several decades.
Two Boeing E-7A (737-7ES) Wedgetails of No.2 Squadron of the Royal Australian Air Force participated in Red Flag 13-3 at Nellis AFB, Nevada, which was held between February 25 and March 15, 2013. It marked the first appearance of the type at this series of exercises. No.2 Squadron operates six E-7As from RAAF Base Williamtown, New South Wales, with a permanent detachment at RAAF Base Tindal, Northern Territory.
A Wedgetail at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during Exercise Red Flag 19-1.
Боинг 737-700 ДРЛОиУ на 11-й международной аэрокосмической выставке Дубай Эйршоу 2009 (ноябрь 2009г.)
Первым покупателем 737 AEW&C стали ВВС Австралии, самолеты состоят на вооружении 2-й эскадрильи австралийских ВВС, дислоцированной в Уильямтауне.
A Royal Australian Air Force technician inspects a Wedgetail at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam during Exercise Cope North 2019.
The E-7A Wedgetail deployed to ATG 630 has provided sterling service, with nine-hour missions becoming routine.
A Royal Australian Air Force E-7A airborne early warning and control aircraft at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
RAAF Boeing E-7A Wedgetail AEW&C aircraft have conducted regular rotational deployments to the Middle East Area of Operations (MEAO) since October 2014.
Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail A30-002 assigned to 2 Squadron taxies at Nellis for a Red Flag mission in which the aircraft was tasked to provide command and control capability.
A line-up of four of No 2 Squadron's E-7A Wedgetails at RAAF Base Williamtown. As well as the E-7, the UK and Australia will enjoy commonality across their respective F-35 fleets and the British-designed Type 26 warships ordered by Canberra.
An interesting comparison of the E-7A and the E-3 AWACS - in this case, an E-3G of the USAF's 552nd Air Control Wing, 960th Airborne Air Control Squadron. The E-7 is based on a standard Boeing 737NG airliner, modified to carry a Northrop Grumman active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar that can cover four million square kilometres over a ten-hour period.
A Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail from 2 Squadron sits on the flight line at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during Exercise Red Flag. An estimated AUD 1.5 billion contract extension awarded to Boeing Defence Australia by the Australian government will provide upgrade and sustainment of the E-7A until 2035.
South Korea
В тендере на самолет ДРЛОиУ для Южной Кореи компания "Boeing" в конкурентной борьбе победила Израиль, предлагавший доработанный Gulfstream G 550 с РЛС IAI Elta.
Вероятно, 737 AEW&C является самым сложным серийным самолетом в мире. Стоимость одного комплекса в экспортном исполнении достигает 490 млн долларов. На фотографии - первый самолет для Южной Кореи, который на время летных испытаний временно получил гражданскую регистрацию США. Самолет официально передан заказчику 29 июля 2011 года.
Turkey
Боинг 737AEW&C
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Австралийский самолет дальнего радиолокационного обнаружения E-7A взлетает с аэродрома Аль-Манхад (ОАЭ)
Самолет ДРЛО и управления B-737AEW&C ВВС Турции
Современное оборудование позволило на 737 AEW&C сократить количество рабочих станций, в сравнении с более старым E-3 Sentry. Экипаж E-3 варьируется от 13 до 19 человек, а экипаж 737 AEW&C при выполнении типового задания состоит из восьми операторов (максимально 12).
The crew of an E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft during a mission over Iraq.
Loyal wingmen are not just made to assist with fighter aircraft. This rendering shows Boeing's ATS in formation with RAAF E-7A Wedgetail airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft.