Boeing has delivered the fourth and final 737 AEW&C aircraft to the Republic of Korea.
October 31: Boeing confirmed it delivered the fourth and final 737 Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Republic of Korea Air Force (ROKAF) on October 24, five weeks ahead of schedule.
“We delivered ahead of schedule thanks to the hard work, focus and close collaboration among the ROKAF, Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration, Boeing and our in-country suppliers,” said Rick Heerdt, Boeing vice president of Airborne Surveillance, Command and Control. Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) modified and supported testing of three of the four 737-based Peace Eye aircraft at its facility in Sacheon. “Throughout the programme, KAI demonstrated its outstanding technical capability and modification experience in delivering this powerful airborne surveillance and battle management capability that enhances the security of the Korean peninsula,” Heerdt said.
The AEW&C team has delivered all ground support segments for mission crew training, mission support and system maintenance to ROKAF Base Gimhae, the Peace Eye fleet’s main operating base. Boeing is providing on-site technical support, training and spare parts as part of an interim support programme.