I read the Boeing presentation on AWACS here:
Found this information: "In November 1997, Boeing received a contract worth approximately $450 million to develop and test the next mission systems upgrade for the NATO E-3 fleet. Under the Mid-Term engineering, manufacturing and development (EMD) contract, which runs through 2001, Boeing -- supported by subcontractors from participating NATO nations -- will integrate major system-related enhancements to computers, displays, communications, navigation and target identification. Retrofit of the entire fleet will be implemented during a follow-on contract."
Do you guys know details about the upgrade? Will there be a next-gen AWACS using a upgraded body, the 707-320B seems a bit old. Maybe a 777-300LR? Whats the pricetag of a current gen AWACS?