737 Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft

737 Airborne Early Warning and Control

The 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) and E-3 707 and
E-767 Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) use combat-proven mission systems to provide powerful airborne surveillance, communications and battle management.

Advanced Warning Systems Milestones







Technical Specifications

Airframe 737-700 increased gross weight (IGW) airframe
Radar Northrop Grumman “MESA” electronically scanned array radar system with 360 degrees/Air and Maritime modes/200 + nmi range/All Weather
IFF 300 nmi
System Architecture Open
Consoles Open
Operational ceiling 41,000 ft
Range 3,500 nmi
Flight Crew 2
Mission Crew 6 to 10
Airframe Span 145 ft, 9 in (44.43 m)
Airframe Length 152 ft, 11 in (46.62 m)
Radome Height 41 ft, 9 in (12.5 m)
Radome Thickness 6 ft (1.8 m)
Radome Diameter 30 ft. (9.1 m)
Speed 500 mph (800 kmh)
Ceiling 35,000 ft (10,670 m)
Endurance More than 11 hrs unrefueled
Range More than 5,000 nmi (9,250 km)
Max. Takeoff Weight 335,000 lbs (151,955 kg)












Advanced Airborne Warning Systems Customers

Boeing’s command and control aircraft expertise extends back to 1977, when it first modified a 707 aircraft for the United States. Since then, the company has provided Australia, France, Japan, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Kingdom with advanced solutions based on proven commercial variants.

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    South Korea

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    Saudi Arabia

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    United Kingdom

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    United States