TAF Takes Delivery of Peace Eagle Aircraft

The new aircraft provides the Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) with advanced airborne surveillance and battle management capabilities, and can simultaneously track airborne and maritime targets.

The aircraft can be used immediately because initial training for mission system operators, maintenance crews and pilots has already been completed.

Boeing delivered the aircraft to Konya Air Base, the fleet’s main operating base.

The AEW&C is based on the Boeing 737-700. Two more AEW&C aircraft are to be delivered later this year, with the fourth expected in 2015. In addition to the aircraft, the Peace Eagle program includes ground support segments for mission crew training, mission support and system maintenance.

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