2016

German Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces visits AWACS crew in Turkey

German Parliamentary Commissioner for the Armed Forces visits AWACS crew in Turkey

15 Dec 2016
The German politician Mr. Hans-Peter Bartels flew with a NATO AWACS to Forward Operating Base (FOB) Konya. From this location the multi-national crew flies surveillance missions in support of the counter-ISIL coalition. Mr. Bartels took time to talk to the crew and learn about their experience during this deployment. Afterwards Mr. Bartels stated that he was impressed by all the good work that has been done so far.

NATO receives first glass cockpit

NATO receives first glass cockpit

17 Nov 2016
The first E-3A aircraft with a newly upgraded glass cockpit is now a reality:  at 0933 hours tail number 459 landed safely at NATO Air Base Geilenkirchen on November 17, 2016. This aircraft has been at Boeing Field Seattle, Washington, USA since August 1, 2013 for modification. 
 

Military Committee visits NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force Headquarters

Military Committee visits NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force Headquarters

3 Nov 2016
NATO’s Military Committee visited the NATO Airborne Early Warning & Control Force (NAEW&C) Headquarters in Geilenkirchen, Germany on 3 November 2016 to gain further insights on NAEW E-3A current operations, programs and support capabilities.

NATO AWACS flies first mission in support of Counter ISIL Coalition

NATO AWACS flies first mission in support of Counter ISIL Coalition

20 Oct 2016
A NATO AWACS conducted the first counter-ISIL mission in support of the coalition on Thursday 20th of October. The multinational crew flew an 8 hour lasting mission.


NATO E-3A Component marks 1,000th Assurance Measures Flight

NATO E-3A Component marks 1,000th Assurance Measures Flight

5 Oct 2016
Today, Oct. 5, 2016, the Headquarters NATO Airborne Warning and Control Force Geilenkirchen E-3A Component flew its 1,000th mission in support of Assurance Measures.

Turkey firmly guarded by NATO AWACS

Turkey firmly guarded by NATO AWACS

15 Mar 2016
NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) has been deployed to one of its Forward Operating Bases (FOB) at Konya, Turkey to enhance the recognised Air and Maritime picture as part of the Alliance's tailored assurance measures to its southern Ally.

Assurance Measures reach 1,000 missions

Assurance Measures reach 1,000 missions

12 Feb 2016
A significant milestone was reached yesterday, when a NATO E-3A completed the 1,000th mission in support of NATO Assurance Measures (AM).

 

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