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05 Feb 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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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
First Upgraded NATO AWACS flies above Seattle
05-Feb-15 Boeing Technicians recently completed digital cockpit upgrades to the first NATO E-3A AWACS under a joint Air Force and Alliance engineering and development project.
Welcome home! Last AWACS returns from Afghanistan
25-Sep-14 After more than 1,240 missions and 12,240 flying hours, the AWACS fleet is finally home. On Sept. 25, 2014, the last AWACS returned to its home base in Geilenkirchen, Germany, from Mazar-e Sharif, Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan: Return to Hope
Afghanistan: Return to Hope
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