Turkish Armed Forces has received the third peace eagle airborne early warning and control (AEW&C) aircraft from Boeing Tuesday.
The AEW&C aircraft was delivered on schedule on Sept. 4 at Konya Air Base, the fleet’s main operating base. Boeing has to deliver the fourth aircraft for the program in 2015.
In addition to the four aircraft, the Peace Eagle program includes ground support segments for mission crew training, mission support and system maintenance.
AEW&C provides advanced airborne surveillance and battle management capabilities, and can simultaneously track airborne and maritime targets.
Turkey is in talks with France to procure new missile system after disagreements emerged with China on the issues of joint production and technology transfer over the defense system, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was reported as sayingon Sunday. “Some disagreements have emerged with China on the issues of joint production and technology transfer during negotiations over missile defense system,” Erdogan said, as he returned from the Nato summit in Wales
Turkish Aerospace Industries has modernized the last four Pakistans F-16 fighter jets, completing a five-year contract, according to reports. The company, known by the acronym TUSAS, signed a contract with Pakistans Ministry of Defense in 2009
The Turkish Defense (SSIK) had selected CPMIEC (Peoples Republic of China) as the preferred supplier of the Long Range Air and Missile Defense System Project on September 26, 2013. The contract negotiations continue a press release from the Turkish Defense Under secretariat said
Airbus Helicopters has signed a letter of intent with Turkeys THK Gökçen Aviation to deploy three EC225 rotorcraft for offshore operations. "We also look forward to benefitting from Airbus Helicopters expertise in offshore operations," THK President Osman Yildirim said
The US State Department has approved a possible Foreign Military Sale to Turkey for MK 48 Mod 6 Advanced Technology All-Up-Round (AUR) Warshot torpedoes worth $170 million. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency delivered the required certification notifying Congress of this possible sale on May 12, 2014
The US has blocked the handover of two decommissioned frigates to Turkey, as Congress excluded Turkey from a bill seeking permission to transfer vessels to foreign countries, mentioning Mediterranean tensions. The US approved the “Naval Transfer Act” bill in late December and had authorized the transfer of six naval frigates to Mexico and Taiwan but eliminated Turkey over political concerns
Turkey is likely to cancel the missile defense systems with China and call for new bidders early next year, AFP reported today. Turkey was in negotiations with China Precision Machinery Export-Import Corporation (CPMIEC) to acquire its first long range anti-missile systems last September
Spanish Defense Minister Pedro Morenes said on Wednesday that his country will send a Patriot anti-ballistic missile battery to Turkey's southern border with Syria as part of a NATO initiative replacing the Netherlands' contribution to the deployment. The announcement comes soon after the Netherlands said it no longer had the resources to keep its batteries deployed, and will end its contribution to the initiative at the end of January 2015, according to Reuters
Boeing has completed the final design review for the U.S
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