This may seem like a stupid question as we have the Eurofighter Typhoon in service (and many more to come). But i think that the E3 sentry (although a brilliant aircraft) is getting past it. To replace it I would suggest the 737-800 Wedgetail that is inservice with the RAAF. This 737 is at top for AWACS.
Also i think our VC-10 (again a brilliant aircraft) is getting out of date as it has been in service for 40years. We also have the tristar which is also not bran new. To replace these i think we should use the KC 767. This is currently in flight testing stage for the Italian Airforce.
Furthermore against this arguement the Americans ( I know not the best example) have kept there B52's in service for well over 50 years and the Americans are saying that they will be in service for many years to come as upgrades are being made all the time. Is this the way forward for our Airforce, keep upgrading our aircraft?
What are your views?