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Boeing Completes NATO AWACS Upgrades

December 18, 2018 / AviationPros

Boeing delivered the final Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) aircraft modernized with avionics and a digital cockpit to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Manching, Germany. 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 crewmembers with the customizable engine, navigation, and radar data. These digital capabilities also allow NATO to consolidate crew responsibilities.