E-3 Sentry


Gulf Air Forces Display New-Found Confidence

In recent years, the air forces of the Gulf nations have undergone a dramatic transformation, growing in both size and stature. In the past few months, the Royal Bahraini Air Force, the Royal Jordanian Air Force, the Qatar Emiri Air Force, the Royal Saudi Air Force and the UAE Air Force and Air Defence have […]


UK RAF Deploys AWACS Against Islamic State

Coalition air operations against the Islamic State have been bolstered by the deployment of a UK Boeing E-3D Sentry AWACS aircraft to the Royal Air Force (RAF) base at Akrotiri on Cyprus. The deployment of the aircraft on 28 January from the 8 Squadron at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire was revealed in an announcement posted […]


US Military Sales to Allies Tops $34B in 2014

The US government helped facilitate the sale of $34.2 billion worth of defense equipment to allies during fiscal 2014, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) announced on Monday, a slight uptick from the roughly $30 billion in sales in 2013. Sales were led by a few blockbuster deals that helped some of the largest US […]


State Department Approves $2 Billion Modernization for Saudi AWACS

The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale to Saudi Arabia for an AWACS modernization program and associated equipment, parts, training and logistical support for an estimated cost of $2.0 billion. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on August 12, 2014. […]


Northrop Grumman Awarded $11 Million for Saudi E-3 Maintenance and Training

Northrop Grumman Systems, Linthicum Heights, Maryland, has been awarded an $11,343,138 indefinite-delivery requirements contract to provide E-3 Airborne Warning and Command System Radar Maintenance Technician Initial Skills Training program to the Royal Saudi Air Force. Proposed training will be developed and conducted by the contractor, procured by the Air Education and Training Command, and presented […]


Royal Saudi Air Force AWACS Back In Service

A Royal Saudi Air Force AWACS aircraft recently left Tinker for duty in Saudi Arabia after a nearly year-long restoration by the 76th Maintenance Squadron. Danny Simon, Middle East support chief located in the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, praised the 76th Aircraft Maintenance Group for taking on the additional work among its many […]


Boeing Wins $11 Million for E-3 Engineering Services for Saudi Arabia, Others

The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, has been awarded a $11,150,000 firm-fixed-price, time-and-materials and cost-reimbursable contract for E-3 Engineering Services. Work will be performed at Seattle, Washington, and is expected to be completed by May 31, 2017. This is a sole source acquisition. Fiscal 2014 operations and maintenance and foreign military sales (France, United Kingdom, Saudi […]


French Deployments in the Middle East and North Africa

France is conducting multiple operations against Islamist militant groups throughout the Middle East and North Africa. This map displays the largest French deployments underway in the region. View the full map here. Sahel As part of Operation Barkhane, the French have 3,000 troops deployed across the Sahel region. Their mission is assist the countries of Mauritania, Mali, […]