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Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail at LIMA Langkawi 2013 2703133

 
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LIMA 2013
Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace exhibition

26 - 30 March 2013
Langkawi, Malaysia
 
 
Royal Australian Air Force at LIMA Langkawi Air Show 2013
 
 
Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail at LIMA Langkawi 2013.
 
Royal Australian Air Forrce displays the E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft at Lima 2013. The E-7A Wedgetail provides Australia with one of the most advanced air battlespace management capabilities in the world.
     
Royal Australian Air Forrce displays the E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft at Lima 2013. The E-7A Wedgetail provides Australia with one of the most advanced air battlespace management capabilities in the world.
Royal Australian Air Force E-7A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control aircraft at Lima 2013.
     

The E-7A Wedgetail is based on a Boeing 737-700, with the addition of an advanced multi-role electronically scanned array (AESA) radar and 10 mission crew consoles, to create one of the most advanced pieces of technology for the Australian Defence Force.

Based at RAAF Base Williamtown, the six E-7A Wedgetails are capable of communicating with other aircraft and providing air control from the sky. They can cover four million square kilometres during a single 10 hour mission.

In the last two years, the E-7A Wedgetail has participated in Exercise Bersama Lima and Exercise Bersama Shield in Malaysia, Exercise Cope North in Guam, Exercise Red Flag in Alaska and Exercise Pitch Black in Darwin.

“The most important thing that Air Force does for the ADF is to control the air domain and that’s where this aircraft is absolutely critical... this aircraft is very much the conductor and the brains of the operation and that’s where it really comes into its own”, said Air Marshal Geoff Brown AO, Chief of Air Force.