AWACS

AWACS

[ey-waks]
noun
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:
1965–70; A(irborne) W(arning) A(nd) C(ontrol) S(ystem)

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AWACS or Awacs (ˈeɪwæks)
 
n acronym for
airborne warning and control system
 
Awacs or Awacs
 
n acronym for

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AWACS
1966, acronym for "Airborne Warning and Control Systems."
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AWACS
airborne warning and control system
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