The Australian federal government has announced a $582.5 million project to Boeing to upgrade the capabilities of the Royal Air Force’s E-7A Wedgetail aircraft fleet.
Boeing Defence Australia plans to upgrade the aircraft's airborne early warning and control capability.
“The Wedgetail is a modified Boeing 737-700, with the addition of advanced Multi-Role Electronically Scanned Array radar and 10 mission crew consoles,” said Minister Christopher Pyne. “It is one of the most advanced pieces of aerospace technology in the Australian Defense Force.
The upgrade, which is to be completed by mid-2022, is expected to create 165 highly skilled jobs across Australia.
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