NATO’s tanker, AWACS programs see membership increase

February 14, 2018 9:40 pm defensenews.com
NATO’s tanker, AWACS programs see membership increase

BRUSSELS — Canada has decided to rejoin NATO’s Airborne Warning and Control Systems program, while Belgium has agreed to buy into the alliance’s tanker program — a pair of moves expected to strengthen NATO’s indigenous air capability. The two announcements both came Wednesday at a NATO defense ministerial conference in Brussels. NATO owns few pieces of equipment itself, with 16-strong fleet of E-3A AWACS surveillance aircraft the crown jewel. Those…

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