2015

Focusing on the future, Component transitions to new organization structure

Focusing on the future, Component transitions to new organization structure

Nov 10, 2015
The NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force (NAEW&CF) is undergoing major organizational changes. The NAEW&C Force started to transfer to its new structure on "Transition-Day”, which was Nov. 1, 2015

Trident Juncture 2015

Trident Juncture 2015

Nov 6, 2015
The NATO E-3A Component participated in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Trident Juncture 2015 exercise with two E-3A aircraft, deployed to FOB Trapani, Italy from 16 Oct. to 6 Nov.

The eagles leave their nest

The eagles leave their nest

Nov 1, 2015
After a period of more than 30 years the time has come that the E-3A Component’s Eagles of Squadron 3 leave their nest.

NATO’s first AWACS aircraft remains in the desert

NATO’s first AWACS aircraft remains in the desert

Jul 31, 2015
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

Tigers roaring over Turkey

Jun 25, 2015
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

Dual change of command at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen

Jun 19, 2015
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.

A historic event -- First NATO E-3A aircraft to retire

A historic event -- First NATO E-3A aircraft to retire

Jun 8, 2015
Soon, the last entry will be made into LX-N 90449’s logbook and it will close, forever. Aircraft 449 is about to make history, becoming the first NATO E-3A to officially retire, scheduled to leave the E-3A Component on June 23, 2015.

Component pilot takes modified AWACS up in the air for first time

Component pilot takes modified AWACS up in the air for first time

May 6, 2015
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.

E-3A Component participates in multi-national exercise in Portugal

E-3A Component participates in multi-national exercise in Portugal

Feb 27, 2015
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

NATO AWACS integrates with U.S. Navy, improves maritime capabilities

Feb 5, 2015
NATO AWACS took part in a live, scenario-driven tactical exercise with the U.S. Navy from Jan. 16 to Jan. 28, 2015.

First Upgraded NATO AWACS flies above Seattle

First Upgraded NATO AWACS flies above Seattle

Feb 5, 2015
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.

 

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