Six aircraft airborne early warning Boeing E-3D Sentry RAF was decommissioned in connection with a fault in the wiring and risk of fire on Board. It is reported TASS with reference to the newspaper The Daily Telegraph.
As the newspaper notes, precaution also referred to the two aircraft involved in the struggle of the international coalition against terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG banned in Russia) in Iraq, where the operation to liberate the city of Mosul from Islamists.
“As a result of planned maintenance inspections of aircraft Sentry was discovered a fault in the wiring and the air conditioning system of the cabin crew. Safety remains our main priority, which is why the British Navy Sentry will fly again after work Troubleshooting will be completed,” – said the press – Secretary of the Royal air force.
American Boeing E-3D Sentry entered service with the Royal air force in 1990. Until the end of production in 1992 was built 68 cars, some of which are in service with the US air force, France and Saudi Arabia. They have a radar of the circular review, which is able to detect low-flying objects at a distance of 400 km and an aircraft at medium and high altitudes – up to 650 km.