The French have been active over the North Sea with their E3s as the NATO E3s have been burning through airframe hours over Poland. The RAF E3s going to Chile are being rebuilt, it would appear as a Phalcon type airframe by the Israeli's. The number of E3s available to the RAF has declined over the years, the three to Chile, one will be a spares source.E-3 Sentry were are told is clapped out, but have been purchased by Chile AF so they expect to get a few years out of them? also one airframe sold to USN !!! According to my old school atlas the delivery flight from Waddo to Chile is a long way so they must be up to it. So here we are largest war in Europe since 1945 and we have an airbourne AEW gap! NATO E-3 fleet must be fully tasked so cannot help out. Or is this gap to cover the pilot shortage? CAS Wokie Wiggie hope we do not go to war this summer!