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NATO Hopes to Send AWACS Planes to Middle East in October – Deputy Chief

© AP Photo / Geert Vanden WijngaertNATO country flags wave outside NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday July 28, 2015
NATO country flags wave outside NATO headquarters in Brussels on Tuesday July 28, 2015 - Sputnik International
NATO hopes to deploy AWACS reconnaissance jets to the Middle East to give air support to forces fighting Islamist militants by the end of October, the NATO deputy secretary said Monday.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) — A fleet of 16 Airborne Early Warning and Control Systems (AWACS) aircraft equipped with long-range radars and sensors can provide an "added value" to the US-led coalition fighting Daesh militants in Syria and Iraq, Alexander Vershbow said.

"We have defense ministers meeting here at the end of October, I think the hope is the mission will be underway at that time," Alexander Vershbow said at a press briefing in Brussels, as quoted by Defense News website.

Vershbow added that nations contributing personnel to AWACS aircraft had to put the issue before their national parliaments, which was going to happen in the coming weeks.

The US-led coalition of more than 60 nations has been conducting anti-Daesh airstrikes in Syria and Iraq since 2014. Daesh is outlawed in the United States, Russia and numerous other countries.

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