Farnborough 2018: UK Wedgetail order fails to materialise at Farnborough

17 July 2018

Key Points

  • Plans to procure a replacement for the RAF’s E-3D Sentry AWACS fleet appear to be in disarray
  • A contract for the Boeing Wedgetail system had been rumoured, but this did not emerge at Farnborough

UK government ministers have yet to make a decision on the procurement of a replacement for the Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) Boeing E-3D Sentry Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) platforms despite media speculation that a multi-billion pound order would be announced at the Farnborough International Airshow.

A senior UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) source told Jane’s on 17 July that an announcement on the E-3D replacement could not be expected in the near future.

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