FROM “TROUBLED” TO TRAILBLAZING PROGRAM: THE WEDGETAIL AND 21ST CENTURY COMBAT INNOVATION
2015-11-16 By Robbin Laird
The Wedgetail is part of the Royal Australian’s 21st century air power transformation effort and strategy.
It is the core air battle management platform in the RAAF and is often referred to as an AWACs, although it is not.
As the RAAF describes the Wedgetail:
The E-7A Wedgetail provides Australia with one of the most advanced air battlespace management capabilities in the world.
The E-7A Wedgetail is based on a Boeing 737-700, with the addition of an advanced Multi-Role Electronically Scanned Array (MESA) radar and 10 mission crew consoles, to create one of the most advanced pieces of technology for the Australian Defence Force.
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