Boeing Completes NATO AWACS Upgrades

Issue: 01-2019Photo(s): By Boeing

Boeing has delivered the final Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft modernised with avionics and a digital cockpit to NATO, completing the fleet upgrade. NATO’s AWACS fleet is the alliance’s first integrated, multinational flying unit. This delivery is the final of 14 and ensures NATO AWACS compliance with current and future air traffic control and navigation requirements. Upgrades include five full-color digital displays in each aircraft, replacing 1970’s-era dials and provides crew members with customisable engine, navigation and radar data. These digital capabilities also allow NATO to consolidate crew responsibilities.