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Fri, Jan 14, 2011

NATO Deploys AWACS To Afghanistan

Sent To Keep Track Of Traffic Operating Against Taliban

NATO has deployed two AWACS aircraft on a three-month mission to Afghanistan, where crews will be tasked with tracking the Alliances' missions against Taliban insurgents. 


NATO AWACS Aircraft File Photo

An upswing in aerial missions against Taliban forces has increased the possibility for mid-air collisions and other issues, according to NATO officials. The AWACS planes will act as airborne "control towers" to detect and track other aircraft. Each can stay airborne for up to 10 hours and is air-refuelable.

The French news service AFP reports that the aircraft will begin their mission in mid-January. The deployment was delayed by difficulties obtaining permission to overfly certain countries which border Afghanistan.

FMI: www.e3a.nato.int/home.htm

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