Australia upgrading its E-7A Wedgetail AEW&C

The Australian government has announced a $443 million upgrade program for the Royal Australian Air Force’s (RAAF) E-7A Wedgetail fleet.

A30-003 Boeing 737-7ES Wedgetail RAAF (11560394785)
By Robert Frola (Flickr) [GFDL or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons

The press release said “the aircraft will be upgraded with new and more advanced combat identification sensors, tactical data links and communication and encryption systems.”

“The upgrades are an important step in maintaining a potent Australia air combat force and will ensure continued interoperability with Australian allies including the United States and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation members,” Minister for Defense, Marise Payne added.

The work is set to be completed by mid-2022.

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