airborne early warning


airborne early warning
The detection of enemy air or surface units by radar or other equipment carried in an airborne vehicle, and the transmitting of a warning to friendly units. Also called AEW.

Military dictionary. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Airborne Early Warning and Control — An Airborne Early Warning (AEW) system is a radar system carried by an aircraft which is designed to detect other aircraft. Used at a high altitude, the radars allow the operators to distinguish between friendly and hostile aircraft hundreds of… …   Wikipedia

  • airborne early warning and control — Air surveillance and control provided by airborne early warning aircraft which are equipped with search and height finding radar and communications equipment for controlling weapon systems. Also called AEW & C. See also air picket …   Military dictionary

  • Airborne forces — Airborne Military parachuting or gliding form of inserting personnel or supplies. Purpose Delivering personnel, equipment, or supplies. Origins Attributed to Italian troops on November 1927. [ Parachutist Badge awarded by the United States Army… …   Wikipedia

  • E-2 Hawkeye — infobox Aircraft name = E 2 Hawkeye type = Airborne Early Warning and Control manufacturer = Grumman Northrop Grumman caption = A US Navy E 2C Hawkeye flies over NAS Point Mugu, California, during a training exercise. designer = first flight =… …   Wikipedia

  • A-1 Skyraider — Infobox Aircraft name = AD / A 1 Skyraider type = Attack aircraft manufacturer = Douglas Aircraft Company caption = U.S. Navy AD 6 Skyraider from Attack Squadron VA 15 catches a wire on the USS|Forrestal|CV 59|6 (CVA 59). designer =Ed Heinemann… …   Wikipedia

  • North American Aerospace Defense Command — NORAD redirects here. For other uses, see NORAD (disambiguation). North American Aerospace Defense Command Colorado Springs, Colorado …   Wikipedia

  • Lockheed EC-130 — EC 130J The EC 130J with its distinctive tail antennae is the only version currently in service. Role Psychological …   Wikipedia

  • Structure of the United States Armed Forces — The structure of the United States armed forces is a chain of command leading from the President (as commander in chief) to the newest recruits. The United States armed forces are organized through the United States Department of Defense, which… …   Wikipedia

  • Avionics — means aviation electronics . It comprises electronic systems for use on aircraft, artificial satellites and spacecraft, comprising communications, navigation and the display and management of multiple systems. It also includes the hundreds of… …   Wikipedia

  • Israel Defense Forces — Military of Israel Israel Defense Forces logo Founded 1948 Service branches …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.