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NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) plane participates in exercise Trident Juncture 18

29 Oct 2018 15:13

Synopsis

Trident Juncture brings together 250 aircraft with the AWACS portion of the exercise testing abilities to gather and distribute information ranging from weather conditions, other aerial contacts, intelligence and relay this information to commanders to assist in better informed decision capabilities. A typical AWACS unit utilises 14 personnel to fly, navigate and perform surveillance duties while in flight. Flight time may range from 9 to 16 hours per flight and the information, when distributed, has the potential to provide better command and control of a conflict environment. TRJE18 offers the ideal venue to focus NATO air combat service support capabilities in support of deployed air operations, thus providing a testing ground for Smart Defence Initiative Project 1.16 by setting up and operating a NATO deployed air base within the exercise environment.

Teaser

NATO Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) plane conducted flights in Norwegian airspace on Thursday (25 October 2018), to train with Allies and partner nations participating in exercise Trident Juncture 18.

Transcript

Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS) is a mobile, long-range radar surveillance and control centre for air defence. 00:04:59 WIDE shot, NATO AWACS plane on the tarmac 00:09:10 WIDE shot, pilots leave hangar bay walking towards plane 00:15:17 WIDE shot, pilots approaching plane with plane in back ground. 00:28:16 WIDE shot, pan motion of plane from front to back 00:40:47 MEDIUM shot, front of plane with emblem 00:45:47 WIDE shot, flight engineer conducts inspection exterior of plane 00:52:30 MEDIUM shot of flight engineer conducting exterior inspection of plane 01:00:11 MEDIUM shot of flight engineer conducting inspection of turbine during external plane inspection 01:07:56 WIDE shot, NATO AWACS plane on tarmac with rainbow behind it. 01:13:04 WIDE shot, radar surveillance operators approaching/board AWACS plane 01:21:36 MEDIUM shot, sitting behind pilots in cockpit, take-off from runway 01:33:48 MEDIUM shot, view from port side window of AWACS cockpit window during ascent. 01:39:02 MEDIUM shot of co-pilot inside of cockpit during ascent 01:44:18 MEDIUM shot, flight control panel during ascent. 01:49:22 MEDIUM shot, port side cockpit window 01:53:49 MEDIUM shot, aviators operating from cockpit 01:58:54 MEDIUM shot, port side cockpit window (approximately 20,000 feet) 02:03:34 MEDIUM shot, flight control panel of pilot 02:07:49 MEDIUM shot, from behind pilot over the shoulder 02:12:47 CLOSE up of co-pilot arm patch “NATO TIGERS E-3A COMPONENT” 02:17:59 CLOSE up, pilot operates centre console 02:22:41 MEDIUM shot, over the shoulder of both pilots looking at flight console 02:29:07 **CLIP FOR AUDIO USE ONLY** Audio captured by microphone of communications between co-pilot and ground control 02:52:53 CLOSE up of co-pilot arm patch, “NATO AWACS FLYING SQUADRON 1 VIGILANCE” 02:57:49 Medium shot, inside cockpit of co-pilot and pilot discussing flight plan 03:02:50 MEDIUM shot, port side cockpit window from above 20,000 feet 03:08:45 MEDIUM shot, over pilot shoulder with window view during banking towards port side 03:13:02 MEDIUM shot, of pilot inputting coordinates into flight control panel 03:18:03 MEDIUM shot, radar surveillance operators at station 03:23:23 CLOSE up, face of radar surveillance operator at his station 03:27:51 CLOSE up, radar surveillance operator at his station 03:32:09 MEDIUM shot, radar surveillance operator at his station 03:37:19 CLOSE up, radar surveillance operator at his station 03:42:34 MEDIUM shot, over the shoulder of radar surveillance operator at his station, watching his monitor 03:48:40 CLOSE up, face of radar surveillance operator at his station 03:54:20 MEDIUM shot of surveillance operators at their stations with a change in depth of field 03:59:59 CLOSE up of shoulder/arm patch, DEU and ‘NATO AWACS E-3A 3000 HOURS’ 04:04:08 MEDIUM shot, side view of surveillance operator at his station 04:09:28 MEDIUM shot, above angle looking down at surveillance station with two operators and one supervisor 04:14:00 MEDIUM shot, side view of surveillance operator at his station 04:19:18 MEDIUM shot, above angle looking down of surveillance operators at their station 04:26:10 MEDIUM shot, over the shoulder of surveillance operator at station with Norwegian/Swedish landmass on monitor 04:31:32 MEDIUM shot, side view of surveillance operator at his station 04:36:39 CLOSE up, view of surveillance operator at his station, ITALIAN national flag patch 04:40:41 MEDIUM shot, front view surveillance operator at his station 04:45:32 MEDIUM shot, pilot operating plane within cockpit 04:51:06 CLOSE up, pilot and co-pilot operate flight controls for initial descent 04:57:16 CLOSE up of pilots face 05:02:55 MEDIUM shot, downward angle looking at console and front windshield, both pilots in view 05:07:44 MEDIUM shot, downward angle looking at console and front windshield, both pilots in view, landmass and waterline are visible 05:13:09 MEDIUM shot, downward angle looking at console and front windshield on approach to runway, both pilots and landing strip in view. Shot continues through till landing. 05:33:24 MEDIUM shot, pilot at operating plane on runway during landing 05:39:30 MEDIUM shot, view from cockpit looking forward during taxiing plane on runway 05:44:39 CLOSE up, pilot arm and hand operating centre console throttle #ENDS#

Media tags

Reference
NATO732586
Date filming
25 Oct 2018 12:00
End date filming
25 Oct 2018 12:00
Location
Orland
Country
Norway
Usage rights
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Type
B-roll