Boeing E-3 Sentry

airborne early warning aircraft family by Boeing

The Boeing E-3 Sentry is a military aircraft. It is used as AWACS by US Air Force, NATO and three foreign operators: France, Saudi Arabia, and the UK. It is a military variant of the famous Boeing 707 airliner.

Boeing E-3 Sentry
NATO Boeing E-3 Sentry in flight.
Role AWACS aircraft
National origin USA.
Manufacturer Boeing
First flight 1976
Introduction 1977
Status Active
Primary user US Air Force
Number built 68 examples.

This kind of aircraft was used in the Gulf War, as well as in the War in Afghanistan.