Boeing E-7: An integrated command and control node

The Boeing E-7 Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) is a combat-proven force multiplier that provides unparalleled abilities to scan the skies, communicate with surface, ground and air assets and enable integration across the joint force.

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The backbone of tactical battle management

In support of the U.S. Air Force’s Operational Imperatives, the Department must field capabilities such as next-generation sensors and networked connectivity – all within the DoD budget and on a rapid timeline. The E-7 is the only available, persistent, command and control aircraft capable of meeting those needs.

Boeing’s E-7 is a combat-proven, affordable solution to meet the U.S. Air Force’s near-term E-3 replacement needs while also addressing Operational Imperative capability requirements. As a derivative of the in-production Next-Generation 737 and in operation with the U.K., Australia, Korea and Turkey, the E-7 can be fielded to provide the warfighter with a measurable operational advantage.

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Brings decisive effects to the peer fight

The E-7 is an integrated, flexible command and control node that leverages networked connectivity, edge processing capabilities and organic communications and sensor data generation to support significantly improved operational decision-making and resilient and efficient force employment.

Its next-generation, multi-domain capabilities are foundational to maintaining Air Superiority – providing accurate, timely and effective support.

First detect, first engage

The E-7 offers the most resilient, advanced airborne moving target indicator capability (AMTI) available.

Joint force enabler

The E-7 provides beyond-line-of-sight connectivity to joint and coalition assets in degraded and contested environments.

Air domain awareness

A powerful MESA radar provides high-quality sensor data at range, preserving the tactical advantage.

Interoperable, mission-ready & reliable

Based on a militarized Next-Generation 737, the E-7 is a persistent, off-the-shelf platform that brings lower operating and sustainment costs, higher mission readiness rates and unmatched interoperability among a growing global user community.

Currently in service or on contract with Australia, South Korea, Turkey and the United Kingdom, integration in future coalition operations is a distinct advantage.

Combat proven operational flexibility

Converted from the Next Generation 737-700, the E-7 capitalizes on existing commercial derivative aircraft design, certification and modification processes, allowing E-7s to be fielded to meet mission requirements.

Reduced lifecycle costs

With 9,000+ worldwide 737s that include 30 global repair facilities and 250 global service centers, the E-7 benefits from significantly reduced maintenance and logistics costs.

Global 737 supply base

As a derivative of the in-production Next-Generation 737, the E-7 has access to a well-established global supply chain that enables higher operational availability rates.

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Evolves to meet future threats

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The future battlespace will be more complex, dynamic and unconventional. Through its open systems architecture and agile software development, the E-7 provides rapid, affordable capability growth to remain relevant as threats evolve.

Designed for continuous updates, the E-7 enables the customer to use either Boeing or third-party software to maximize the warfighter’s flexibility to rapidly upgrade or field new capabilities regardless of vendor.

Open Systems Architecture compliant

Boeing successfully married the OMS-compliant battle management command and control (BMC2) system to an advanced, wide-band active electronically scanned array.

Flexible net-centric warfare

Customers have flexibility to add or upgrade future capabilities, select vendors and determine an implementation schedule – aligning with the DoD for flexible net-centric warfare.

JADC2 proven

As the primary platform in a virtual demo, the E-7 shared data and common operating pictures between multi-domain systems – from sensor to sensor, to platform, to shooter.

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