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Boeing 737 AEW&C Wedgetail Early Warning Aircraft

Flight Crew

Two

Mission Crew

Six to ten

Maiden Flight

2004

Entry into Service

2009

Manufacturer

Boeing Integrated and Defence Systems

Operators

Royal Australian Air Force. Turkish Air Force and Republic of Korea Air Force

Length

33.6m

Wingspan

35.8m

Tail Height

12.5m

Fuselage Diameter

3.73m

Empty Weight

46,606kg

Maximum Take-Off Weight

77,110kg

Payload Weight

19,830kg

Type

2 × CFM International CFM56-7B24 engines

Thrust

118kN each

Type

Electronically scanned array, all weather

Frequency

L-band

Coverage

360º air and maritime

Range

More than 200nm

IFF Range

300nm

Tracking Capability

More than 3,000 targets

Operating Altitude

30,000ft to 40,000ft

Maximum Operating Altitude

41,000ft

Nominal Cruise Speed

410 KTAS (knots true air speed)

Time on Station

More than 9 hours

Range

3,800nm (7,040km)

Maximum Dash Speed

955km/h

Service Ceiling

12,500m

HF Communications

3

VHF/UHF

8

Tactical Links

Link 4A, Link 11

Electronic Support Measures and Electronic Intelligence System

Elta Electronics

MESA Radar

Northrop Grumman

Radar Components and Modules

Tenix Defence Systems

Electronic Warfare and Self Protection Systems

BAE Systems

Aircraft Maintenance

Qantas Airways
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