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Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning & Control Aircraft

A Wedgetail Airborne Early Warning and Control Aircraft from No. 2 Squadron taxis out from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, during Exercise Red Flag Alaska 12-2.

DST contribution to the RAAF Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) capability began with the original operational requirements studies.

Our expert advice continues through the upgrades and operational life of the E-7A Wedgetail aircraft, and covers many technical areas including radar, electronic warfare systems, communications, data fusion, crew workload analysis and airframe corrosion prevention.

In 2020, the Wedgetail AEW&C celebrated 10 years of operational service.

DST has an active and collaborative research programme focussed on evolving this critical capability over the next 10 years.