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06 May 2015

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Welcome to the website of the NATO E-3A Component, NATO's Flagship Fleet. The E-3A Component is NATO's first integrated, multi-national flying unit, providing rapid deployability, airborne surveillance, command, control and communication for NATO operations.
Andrew M. Mueller, Maj.Gen., USAAF
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Component pilot takes modified AWACS up in the air for first time
06-May-15 On April 29, Lt.Col. Max Desmetz was the first pilot from the E-3A Component to conduct a test flight with the modified E-3A AWACS, also known as N-1. The flight took 5.45 hours and was flown from Boeing Field in Seattle in the United States.
E-3A Component participates in multi-national exercise in Portugal
27-Feb-15 Exercise Real Thaw 15 is a Portuguese Air Force exercise designed to provide tactical training of Portuguese and allied partners for real world battlefield scenarios.
NATO AWACS integrates with U.S. Navy, improves maritime capabilities
05-Feb-15 For 12 days, two aircraft and more than 70 personnel from the E-3A Component participated in the Composite Training Unit Exercise, commonly referred to as COMPTUEX 2015
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