NATO could replace E-3 with 737

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Speaking to Reuters, the general manager of the NATO AEW&C Programme Management Agency says the alliance might switch to the Boeing 737 AEW&C platform to replace the aging E-3.

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Brig. Gen. Michael Gschossmann says the 737 has the capacity for new capabilities, such as operating drones for expanded surveillance.

Warning that time is running out to find a replacement for the E-3, Gschossmann suggest that NATO “bet on the proven technology that (it) already have in the E-7.”

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