767 Awacs Sysyem
The Boeing Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS)is the world’s standard for airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) systems.
The Japan E- 767 AWACS uses combat-proven mission systems to fill the needs of both airborne surveillance and command and control (C2) functions for tactical and air defense forces.
This surveillance system includes a flexible, multi-mode radar, which enables AWACS to separate maritime and airborne targets from ground and sea clutter returns that limit other present-day radar.
Its radar has a 360-degree view of an area, and at operating altitudes it can detect targets more than 320 kilometers (200 miles) away. AWACS mission equipment can separate, manage and display these targets individually on situational displays.
Currently, 66 707 AWACS aircraft, designated the E-3, are in service worldwide with the United States, NATO, Saudi Arabia, France and the United Kingdom. Its value was clearly demonstrated during the Gulf War, and the E-3 is credited as a key to the success of American and allied air forces.
767 AWACS Specification
|Primary function||Airborne surveillance and command, control and communications|
|Model designation||767-200 (basic airplane); 767-27C (modified for 767 AWACS configuration)|
|Powerplant||Two General Electric CF6-80C2B6FA engines, 61,500 pounds thrust|
|Dimensions||Airframe – span 47.57 meters (156 feet, 1 inch); length 48.51 meters (159 feet, 2 inches); height 15.85 meters (52 feet)
Radome – diameter 9.1 meters (30 feet); thickness 1.8 meters (6 feet)
|Speed||More than 800 kilometers/hour (500 miles/hour)|
|Service ceiling||10,360 meters to 12,222 meters (34,000 to 40,100 feet)|
|Endurance||9.25 hours on station at 1,000 nautical-mile radius; 13 hours at 300-nautical mile radius. Extended operations possible with air refueling|
|Range||10,370 kilometers (5,600 nautical miles)|
|Crew||Twenty-one (two flight crew, 19 AWACS mission specialists)|
|Maximum takeoff weight||175,000 kilograms (385,000 pounds)|