Boeing delivers second peace eagle aircraft to Turkey
KONYAThe U.S. aircraft maker Boeing delivered the second Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) aircraft to the Turkish Armed Forces.
The AEW&C aircraft arrived at Konya Air Base, the fleet’s main operating base, and will further improve the country’s self-defense capabilities, according to a statement released by the company delivery the planes.
The first Peace Eagle AEW&C aircraft was delivered Jan. 31. A third will be delivered later this year and Boeing is planning to deliver a fourth aircraft in 2015.
In addition to the four aircraft, the Peace Eagle program includes ground support segments for mission crew training, mission support as well as system maintenance. According Boeing, Turkish Aerospace Industries, Turkish Airlines, Havelsan and MiKES are key suppliers to the program.