Boeing will deliver four of these Airborne Early Warning & Control platforms, based on the 737-700 jet, to Turkey for its Peace Eagle program. (Chad Slattery / Boeing)
Boeing has delivered the first of four Peace Eagle Airborne Early Warning and Control aircraft to Turkey.
Boeing delivered the AEW&C, which is based on the 737-700 passenger jet, to Turkey's Konya air base, where the early warning aircraft will be stationed. Two more aircraft are scheduled for delivery this year, with the fourth arriving in 2015. Australia and South Korea also operate AEW&C aircraft.
"The Peace Eagle program is an example of great cooperation among the Turkish government and our excellent Turkish industry teammates, including Turkish Aerospace Industries, HAVELSAN, Turkish Airlines and MiKES," said Boeing Peace Eagle program manager Mark Ellis. "What's more, the aircraft can be used immediately because initial training for mission system operators, maintenance crews and pilots has been completed."