Boeing wins a $400 mn contract to upgrade Japan's E767 AWACS aircraft

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World Aviation Defense & Security News - Japan
 
 
Boeing wins a $400 mn contract to upgrade Japan's E767 AWACS aircraft
 
Boeing has been awarded a $402,787,272 modification to a previously awarded contract for Japan Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Mission Computing Upgrade Program. Boeing will provide upgrade of four E-767 Airborne Warning and Control aircraft and three ground support facilities.
     
Boeing has been awarded a $402,787,272 modification to a previously awarded contract for Japan Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) Mission Computing Upgrade Program. Boeing will provide upgrade of four E-767 Airborne Warning and Control aircraft and three ground support facilities. Japan Self-Defense Forces' Boeing E767 Airborne Warning and Control aircraft
     
Work will be performed at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and is expected to be complete by June 30, 2020. This contract is 100 percent foreign military sales to Japan. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Hanscom Air Force Base, Massachusetts, is the contracting activity.

The Boeing 767 AWACS airborne warning and control system has been selected by Japan to carry out airborne surveillance and command and control (C2) operations for tactical and air defence forces. The surveillance system is based on a flexible, multimode radar, which enables AWACS to separate maritime and airborne targets from ground and sea clutter radar returns.

The primary radar is the AN/APY-2, developed for E3 AWACS by Northrop Grumman in Baltimore. The 767 AWACS aircraft can fly at a maximum speed of 800km/h. The range and service ceiling of the aircraft are 10,370km and 12,222m respectively. The endurance of the aircraft is 13 hours at 300nm radius.

 

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