Boeing Defense, Space & Security announced it has delivered the fourth and final Peace Eagle’s 737 Airborne Early Warning & Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Turkish Air Forces Command at Konya Air Base, completing the country’s AEW&C aircraft fleet.
This final aircraft includes upgraded software for the platform and the final element of the ground support segment, the software support center. Previously delivered aircraft will receive the upgraded software soon.
The U.S. based company worked with Turkish companies Türk Havacılık ve Uzay Sanayii AŞ , THY, Havelsan and Aselsan to complete the delivery of the final aircraft as well as establish technology capabilities like the software support center, updated mission simulator software and mission support center software.
The Turkish aircraft is based on Boeing’s 737-700 commercial airplane. The aircraft’s radar and 10 mission crew consoles can track airborne and maritime targets simultaneously. The battle management capabilities allow mission crew to direct offensive and defensive forces while maintaining continuous surveillance of the operational area.