The AWACS Detection Radar is a large, airborne detection radar, capable of detecting targets from a long distance. It is not capable of tracking or locking targets for the benefit of weapon systems.
Whenever the AWACS Detection Radar registers a target, it will show up as a A on the Radar Warning Receiver of the detected craft.
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The AWACS was developed by Boeing during the 1960s. It has been used only by a handful of nations, and has become an integral part of early warning systems.