Nova Systems first started working with the Australian Defence Force in 2005 to write the Test and Evaluation master plan to introduce E-7A Wedgetail Boeing 737-700 IGW aircraft now operated by No. 2 Squadron based at RAAF Base Williamtown, near Newcastle.
Nova Systems’ unique skills, including expertise in operational evaluation, understanding of capability life cycles and having team members with first-hand experience operating the aircraft, has provided invaluable support for the program.
Our team continues to build a wealth of knowledge and experience, supporting Test and Evaluation of the highly complex aircraft, achieving Initial Operational Capability in November 2012 and Full Operational Capability in May 2015.
The E-7A has been deployed in operations, responsible for the command and control of all coalition aircraft in a ‘battle management area’. Crews have regularly managed more than 80 combat aircraft during a single mission and using its air-to-air refuelling capability, conducted record-breaking endurance sorties for the aircraft type at the time.