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Thales and Northrop Grumman Reveal Airborne Early Warning Progress
With the 11th annual Airborne Early Warning and Battle Management conference preparing to take place in London this month, two of the event’s sponsors have gone on the record to divulge some early insight into their ongoing AEW programmes.
Bart LaGrone, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems’ new vice president of its AEW/BMC2 programmes, and Captain Shane Gahagan of the US Navy update the community in an audio podcast on the recent progress of the much anticipated E-2D Advanced Hawkeye aircraft, currently undergoing testing. The audio is available at: http://www.airborneearlywarning.com/
Meanwhile, Marc Vervust, Manager of Systems and Architects at Thales Belgium, walks Defence IQ through the capabilities of its Multifunctional Airborne Communications System (MACS), a state-of-the-
Prime defence industry and military will be gathering at this year’s forum to hear from the likes of Major General Stephen Schmidt, Commander of NATO’s Airborne Early Warning and Control Force Command, as well as senior squadron commanders from the UK Royal Navy, Royal Malaysian Navy, and French Air Force, among others.
Also supporting the event is Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI)/Elta Systems Ltd., which provides a broad spectrum of electromagnetic sensors, integrated systems and critical in-house technologies for airborne forces, and SAAB, supplier of the ERIEYE Airborne Early Warning System.
Airborne Early Warning and Battle Management 2012 is taking place from January 17 -18 at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel in London, UK, and will offer detailed updates on the operational performance and developments of platforms such as the E-3 Sentry, E-2C/D Hawkeye, Sea King Mk. 7 ASaC, 340 AEW and the 550 CAEW, as well as assessing recent operations in the Middle East and Libya.
Further information can be found at http://www.AirborneEarlyWarning.com. Bookings can also be made now by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling +44 (0) 20 7368 9300.
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