IAI EL/W-2085 (G550)
Type: Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) Aircraft
Manufacturer(s): Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) - Israel / Gulfstream Aircraft - USA
Status: Active, Limited Service
The IAI EL/W-2085 is an Israeli military development of the commercial Gulfstream G550 series business jet aircraft and outfitted for the AEW&C role.
Detailing the development and operational history of the IAI EL/W-2085 (G550) Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) Aircraft. Entry last updated on 1/5/2018. Authored by Staff Writer. Content ©www.MilitaryFactory.com
The EL/W-2085 series aircraft entered service with the IAF in April of 2012 and are used to provide combat warplanes with real-time information on the current battlescape. These aircraft succeeded the aging (and expensive) Boeing Model 707s equipped (with EL/M-2075 series radr) for the same AEW&C role. The aircraft also serves the Singapore Air Force. Upcoming operators of the EL/W-2085 system include Australia, Italy and the United States.
The G550 airframe more-or-less maintains the same form and function of the original Gulfstream product. It is powered by a pair of engines seated along the aft section of the fuselage. The wing mainplanes are swept back and low-mounted while the horizontal tailplanes are seated high. A typical tricycle undercarriage is used for ground-running.
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Relative Maximum Speed Rating
This entry's maximum listed speed (587mph).
Graph average of 562.5 miles-per-hour.
Graph showcases the IAI EL/W-2085 (G550)'s operational range (on internal fuel) when compared to distances between major cities.