Real threats require real solutions: Boeing’s E-7 answers the call

The E-7 is the only mission-ready solution available to replace the E-3 and provide rapid capability growth against evolving threats

August 30, 2023 in Defense

An artist’s depiction shows the E-7 in flight. An artist’s depiction shows the E-7 in flight. (Pacific Air Forces Public Affairs)

For decades, Boeing’s E-3 has been the world’s eyes-in-the-sky, supporting global military and humanitarian operations. With technological innovations evolving rapidly, NATO and other global allies and partners need new eyes and ears to support their preparedness against emerging security threats – enter the E-7.

Boeing’s E-7 answers the call as the world’s most advanced and adaptable Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) platform. Now is the time for militaries to modernize their AEW&C capabilities to deter conflict and project power against any and all threats.

Strong industrial partnerships

Manufactured by Boeing in partnership with industry leaders around the world, the E-7 is a combat-proven solution ready to meet the near term E-3 replacement needs of NATO and other countries. Known as Wedgetail, the military derivative of Boeing’s Next-Generation 737 is in operation with NATO Allies and Asia-Pacific partners. Boeing is building a powerful transatlantic industrial alliance to support and maintain this world-class capability through significant investments and job creation opportunities.

Integrated command and control node enabling joint operations

An integrated, flexible command and control node, the E-7 brings unparalleled abilities to scan the skies, communicate with surface, ground and air assets and enable integration across combined joint forces. Its beyond-line-of-sight connectivity sees deeper into contested areas and increases the survivability of the joint force, significantly improving operational decisions and resilient and efficient force employment.

Unprecedented interoperability, readiness & reliability

The E-7 has served as a force multiplier in degraded and contested environments across the Asia-Pacific, Europe and beyond. And with the aircraft in service or on contract with Australia, South Korea, Türkiye, the United Kingdom, and the United States, it can be integrated in future coalition operations. With 9,000+ worldwide 737s that include 30 global repair facilities and 250 global service centers, the E-7’s well-established global supply chain brings lower operating and sustainment costs, higher mission readiness rates and unmatched interoperability among a growing global user community.

Designed to evolve

From its inception, E-7 was developed to be adaptable. Through its open systems architecture and agile software development, the E-7 provides rapid capability growth to remain a critical asset as threats evolve. Its design provides credible, resiliently networked and adaptable capabilities – integrated across the joint force – at the speed of relevance.

The threats won’t wait

The threats facing NATO Allies and partners across the globe won’t wait – and neither should the decision to modernize critical AEW&C capabilities. Boeing’s E-7 will help improve global security, ensure mission success and remain a future-ready eyes-in-the-sky for decades to come.


Learn more about the tri-lateral agreement among the Royal Air Force, Royal Australian Air Force and United States Air Force to work together for mutual benefit through cooperation relating to E-7 aircraft capability development, evaluation and testing, interoperability, sustainment, operations, training, and safety.