|Vehicle in Just Cause X: Global eXchange|
|Used by||Russian Military|
Made in 1994, this system was originally produced for the U.S. Armed Forces, but at the turn of the century, this plane was adapted by its NATO allies and Japan. Many other countries, such as India, requested the purchase of these planes as well, but were refused for unknown reasons. The only non-NATO country to acquire 19Q4's was Russia - via its connections to the Black Hand and "black market" sales. It is suspected that over 150 of this aircraft were secretly shipped to the Russian Federation in the last decade.
During the conflict of the Kyungastani archipelago, these AWACS systems were frequently used by both sides - U.S. Marine Corps and Russian Peacekeepers. They are always covered by jet fighter escorts.
This plane is obviously not very maneuverable due to its sheer size, but neither is it speedy. It has little use for Rico, but is a very important part of the combat awareness system of his allies and enemies. The AWACS is an integral system of Russian heat levels, because to clear heat while on Koska island and attacking Russian forces, Rico has to shoot this thing down, as it's impossible to escape any other way (except by getting to other "liberated" islands).