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01 October 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.
Karsten Stoye
Brigadier General, DEUAF
Component Commander
NATO’s first AWACS aircraft remains in the desert
31-Jul-15 It’s almost if weather elements, mainly the heat and wind, absorbed all life that once enabled these aircraft to fly. Like mummies, patched with white coating, they are parked in orderly rows on sandy terrain, in a blasting sun.
Tigers roaring over Turkey
25-Jun-15 For the second time since 2005, a NATO Tiger Meet (NTM) was held in Turkey. This time, the Tigers of 192 Filo (SQN) Turkish Air Force from Balikesir used Konya Air Base to conduct the exercise.
Dual change of command at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen
19-Jun-15 The Command of the NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control Force and of the NATO E-3A Component has changed during a ceremony on the 19th of June at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen. The Supreme Allied Commander Europe, General Philip Breedlove presided the ceremony.
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