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NATO refused to reveal the "stuffing" of future AWACS

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Estonia has turned to the North Atlantic Alliance with a request to disclose the technological "stuffing" of future AWACS - early warning radar aircraft, which should come to replace the current E-3A.



About the "filling" - not a word



Apparently, the reason for this was the arrival in July 2019 of the year of one of the aircraft of this type on the occasion of the 100 anniversary of the air forces of this Baltic country. At the same time, visitors could freely move inside the aircraft, inspect the cockpit and crew seats.

In connection with the request of Estonia, American publications requested a comment. As it turned out, it has not yet been decided whether one or more types of machines will become the successors of the E-3A.

I think the most important thing is the potential.

- explained NATO spokesman Hans Grohl, while declining to give the press technological equipment of the new product in connection with the increased "sensitivity" of the topic.

New AWACS



At the same time, in June, the alliance announced that they were distilling over time, trying to find a replacement for the E-3A.

As explained by Michael Gshossmann, NATO’s responsible for early warning programs, it is planned to allocate 750 million dollars to extend the life of the E-3A until 2035 year, after which the aircraft will have to be abandoned. According to him, as a possible replacement is considered the E-7 Wedgetail, which is currently operated by Australia, Turkey and South Korea, Britain intends to join these countries.

This will give us basic opportunities that can be expanded in the future [...] We must move on. We must ensure further accelerated research.

- noted Gshossmann.

Adequate fleet against Russia



According to Grole, after the “annexation” of Crimea, additional loads fell on AWACS aircraft. Against this background, the number of observation missions continues to increase in countries such as Poland, Romania and Bulgaria.

Flying in northeastern Poland gives us a beautiful view of the Baltic states. We do not need to physically fly in the Baltic airspace, we can stay a little south and see everything.

said Grole, indicating that NATO currently has 14 units E-3A and 6 E-3D.

This is enough to adequately address the challenges, although the machines perform several missions at once:

The Ukrainian crisis began when we were deployed in Afghanistan [...] and then ISIS. We were very busy.

said Grole.

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  1. Vladimir Nizhegorodsky
    Vladimir Nizhegorodsky 9 August 2019 02: 29
    -3
    For every AWACS in Russia there is Kraukha and other types of electronic warfare.
    We do not expect mercy.
    EW works fine.
    1. Victor_B
      Victor_B 9 August 2019 03: 35
      +4
      The most important thing is the S-400 and S-500. And we still have them!
      Further 400 km (EMNIP) with a BIG altitude the radio horizon does not allow a glimpse.
      Here for them, these missiles (distant) complexes are designed.
      And also a wonderful MIG-31 aircraft. His hands are also long.
      In general, AWACS in the sky are really not tenants for a long time.
      1. armata_armata
        armata_armata 9 August 2019 07: 24
        +1
        The most important thing is the S-400 and S-500. And we still have them!

        S-500 is not even accepted into service; if you yell, then do it so that they would not make fun of you
      2. Pete mitchell
        Pete mitchell 12 August 2019 00: 40
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        Quote: Victor_B
        AWACS in the sky are really not tenants for a long time.

        You got a little excited - awacs is not an easy target, there are many reasons. By and large, in the Baltic sky there is only one route for awacs, and it is over the sea, the Americans calculated this in ´96, now the situation has become more complicated for them. Awacs itself can use all resources with protection. To distract the cover, considerable resources will be needed to enable -31 to jump into the awacs dead funnel - we calculated the interception of a flying radar
        1. Pete mitchell
          Pete mitchell 13 August 2019 23: 09
          -1
          Quote: Pete Mitchell
          Quote: Victor_B
          AWACS in the sky are really not tenants for a long time.

          You got a little excited - awacs is not an easy target, there are many reasons

          All hibut I really want to hear the opinion of those who disagree - purely specifically for the sake of interest: is there a different vision of tactics? Just wondering, did you have to calculate this option?
      3. vic02
        vic02 12 August 2019 10: 49
        0
        AWACS in the sky are really not tenants for a long time
        A radio horizon with a 10 km calculator gives 412 km.
    2. Aldmit_2
      Aldmit_2 12 August 2019 08: 05
      0
      Will you shoot down over the territory of Poland ?? belay
  2. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 9 August 2019 04: 26
    +5
    Estonia with a smart face asked to reveal the technological "stuffing" of future AWACS. I wonder for what? Show your importance in NATO? But these are their games. We should be concerned that the number of reconnaissance flights of NATO aircraft has increased significantly.
    1. DimDimych
      DimDimych 9 August 2019 11: 30
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      Quote: rotmistr60
      Estonia with a smart face asked to reveal the technological "stuffing" of future AWACS. I wonder for what?

      Share with us wink And there is someone to do this: "The permanent Russian population of Estonia is about 25%. Persons for whom Russian is their native language make up about 30% and are divided into three approximately equal groups: about 100 thousand Estonian citizens, citizens of Russia (91 thousand. ) and stateless persons (82 thousand) We are TOGETHER! good
  3. Carib
    Carib 9 August 2019 08: 13
    +1
    I think in a combat situation, each AWACS will be covered by fighters with 2 dozen Air-to-Air melee fighters. So they will fight back against the heavy S-400, S-500 and P37 (like). Or do I not understand everything correctly?
    1. Boris Chernikov
      Boris Chernikov 9 August 2019 13: 58
      +1
      They can and they will fight back, but the words of the American general are interesting (I don’t remember the name), he directly said: in the event of a conflict with Russia, the survival of existing AWAX aircraft is a week .. That is. in a week they all beat and they will need to send new ones
  4. HAM
    HAM 10 August 2019 17: 34
    +1
    ".. on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the air force of this Baltic country ..." wassat

    It is good that they remember Endel Karlovich Pusep .... Hero of the Soviet Union ...