Definition of AWACS in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈāwaks/


A long-range airborne radar system for detecting enemy aircraft and missiles and directing attacks on them: [as modifier]: AWACS aircraft


1960s: acronym from airborne warning and control system.

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