- a sophisticated detection aircraft, fitted with powerful radar and a computer, capable of simultaneously tracking and plotting large numbers of low-flying aircraft at much greater distances than is possible with ground radar.
Origin of AWACS
Examples from the Web for awacs
Contemporary Examples of awacs
Again, the Europeans have AWACS, but not enough crews to handle an all-hours campaign lasting months.America’s Secret Libya War
August 30, 2011
The U.S., British, and French air forces each provided their own AWACS airplanes to maintain 24/7 coverage of the war theater.Libya War’s Unsung Heroes
August 22, 2011
- airborne warning and control system
1966, initialism for "Airborne Warning and Control Systems."