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AWACS

[ey-waks] /ˈeɪ wæks/
noun
1.
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
1965-1970
1965-70; A(irborne) W(arning) A(nd) C(ontrol) S(ystem)
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British Dictionary definitions for AWACS

AWACS

/ˈeɪwæks/
noun acronym
1.
airborne warning and control system
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Word Origin and History for AWACS
n.

1966, initialism for "Airborne Warning and Control Systems."

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AWACS

airborne warning and control system
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