E3 AWACS (Airborne Warning And Control System) - GSX Pro Ground Services Profile v1.0.0g

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Approval was given on 26 January 1973 for the full-scale development of the AWACS system. To allow further development of the aircraft's systems, orders were placed for three preproduction aircraft, the first of which performed its maiden flight in February 1975.  IBM and Hazeltine were selected to develop the mission computer and display system. The IBM computer was designated 4PI, and the software was written in JOVIAL. A Semi-Automatic Ground Environment (SAGE) or back-up interceptor control (BUIC) operator would immediately be at home with the track displays and tabular displays, but differences in symbology would create compatibility problems in tactical ground radar systems in Iceland, mainland Europe, and South Korea over Link-11 (TADIL-A). In 1977, Iran placed an order for ten E-3s, however this order was cancelled following the Iranian Revolution.

Engineering, test and evaluation began on the first E-3 Sentry in October 1975.  Between 1977 and 1992, a total of 68 E-3s were built.  Because the Boeing 707 is no longer in production, the E-3 mission package has been fitted into the Boeing E-767 for the Japan Air Self Defense Forces.  The E-10 MC2A was intended to replace USAF E-3s—along with the RC-135 and the E-8 Joint STARS, but the program was canceled by the Department of Defense.

NATO intends to extend the operational status of its AWACS until 2035 when it is due to be replaced by the Alliance Future Surveillance and Control (AFSC) program.  The Royal Air Force (RAF) chose to limit investment in its E-3D fleet in the early 2000s, diverting Sentry upgrade funds to a replacement program.  On 22 March 2019, the UK Defence Secretary announced a $1.98 billion (~$2.09 billion in 2021) contract to purchase five E-7 Wedgetails.  The U.S. Air Force intends to retire 15 of its 31 E-3s and acquire the.  On 31 March 2023, the first E-3 was retired from service.

If you have any previous profiles for this aircraft please delete it before installing this one.  A clean install is always a good idea to preven data corruption when copying new files.  Once extracted copy or move the newly created profile folder to:


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If you want to change what ULD Containers come out of your cargo hold underneath the aircraft you can change them in the GSX MAIN MENU Dialog Box before you start deboarding.  The way to access this Dialog Box:

1.  When you have the aircraft ready to deboard or board click the default keys to bring up the Box, by default it is "CTRL + SHIFT + F12".  This will show the dialog box and you will want to choose "Customize Airplane". 

2.  This will bring up the "Customize Aircraft" dialog box.  Choose either one of the Cargo 1 or Cargo 2 doors and it will give you a drop-down menu so that you can choose which containers it will use to load and unload.  I have it set to default all the containers.  Deselect the ones you don't want to use and just close by clicking either save or the "X" at the top right of the dialog box.  The most common containers used for the A330 aircraft are "LD3" & "AKE" ULD containers.  Go ahead and customize how see what is loaded and unloaded from your aircraft.

There is one aspect of this aircraft that you might find interesting, downloaded from FlightSim.to it is said in the description of the aircraft that the cargo doors and forward door opens but you would have to use the "Toolbar Pushback" to open these doors.  The forward "main" door does open but no cargo doors open.  I've tried it many many times without success, don't know if that was only in FS9 where this aircraft was ported over from or what, but it does not work here.  I'd like to suggest another tool that can also be downloaded on this site, it was developed and first distributed at gitHub but can be found here: Pushback Helper developed by Metindikbas and has over 119.3k downloads, try it out!

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