The weapons team is headed by the Fighter Allocator (FA), who is responsible for the safe conduct of all aircraft, which have been allocated to the E-3A to control.
The two Weapons Controllers (WCs) can control a wide variety of air missions including Offensive and Defensive Counter Air operations using fighters, Close Air Support and Battlefield Air Interdiction using bombers and a wide variety of operational support aircraft.
Because of the complexity of the on-board systems, the E-3A employs airborne technicians who initialize, monitor and provide basic maintenance of the highly sophisticated mission equipment:
The Communications Technician (CT) initializes, manages and monitors the highly sophisticated on-board communication equipment.
The System Technician (ST) initializes, runs and maintains the on-board computer systems, which are the heart of the mission equipment.
The Radar Technician (RT) runs the mission radar without which there would be no mission. They liaise with the SC and the ST to provide the best possible radar picture for the surveillance and weapons teams to work with.