And the Brit 56s give them the ability to go higher and takeoff heavier (slightly) (though the AN
/APY-1/2 RADAR is optimised for normal E-3B altitudes).
US E-3s will not be getting new engines any time soon, if ever, certainly not on the upcoming 40/45 mod.
Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Texas-it's bigger than France